High Cost/Bulk Council Tax Liability Orders Impossible to Defend?

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Dear Billing Authority

Complaints to Magistrates for Council Tax (CT) Liability Orders.

Going as far back as is reasonable (eg 5 years), up to the most recent data available, Please could you provide me with a table of information under the following headings:-

1. Date Of hearing
2. Number of CT Accounts Listed on a Complaint
3. Total Court fee paid
4. length of hearing - defended/undefended
5. Number of CT accounts Liability Order made against
6. Total costs awarded to Billing authority
7. Actual cost of preparing for and attending the hearing.
8. Number of Accounts in name of a Limited Company?

Yours faithfully,

Lady Fleming

Nottingham City Council

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Lady Fleming

Nottingham City Council

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P Porter left an annotation ()

The "Cost detailed breakdown.pdf" explains why the average number of summonses issued (26,000) has been whittled down to 15,874 (used as the dividing figure to calculate the £70 summons cost).

All Summonses Issued Avg 2010 /11 to 2014/15 ............................................................ 26,000

Summonses Cancelled Prior to Liability Order Court Avg 2010/11 to 2014/15 .... 3,635
Summonses Cancelled Post Court Avg 2010/11 to 2014/15 ....................................... 2,523
20% Non Recovery .................................................................................................................... 3,968
Recovery Summonses Incurring Costs .............................................................................. 15,874

The total recoverable cost figure calculated in the "Costs letter.pdf" is £1.127 million (1.127 / 15,874 = £70.00)

The following in paragraphs 34-35 explains why the 26,000 figure should have been used (1.127 / 26,000 = £43.00)

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