Dear Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please could you identify the councillors, if any, that were late paying council tax in 2019-20.
Please could you also list:

- who received reminder letters and who received a summons
- how much was owed in each case
- what happened after a summons? Did they pay or were liability orders issued
- Also, was anyone banned from voting on the budget because of late payment?

Yours faithfully,

james graham

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Graham,

 

I am writing in response to your request for information (ref FOI 5704642
).

 

The relevant Council Service(s) has searched for the requested information
and our response is as follows.

                                  

Please could you identify the councillors, if any, that were late paying
council tax in 2019-20.             None

Please could you also list:

 

- who received reminder letters and who received a summons            n/a

- how much was owed in each case  
                                     n/a

- what happened after a summons? Did they pay or were liability orders
issued                         n/a

- Also, was anyone banned from voting on the budget because of late
payment?              We can confirm that no one was banned on voting on
the budget, as no councillors were late or in arrears on council tax
payments.

 

 

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information, you are entitled to ask for an internal review; however you
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not involved with your original request. To ask for an internal review,
contact [1][email address] in the first instance.

                          

If you are unhappy with the outcome of any internal review, you are
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Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

[2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

0303 123 1113

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Paul Metcalf

Information Governance Officer

+: Stockport Council | 1^st Floor South Stopford House | Stockport | SK1
3XE

( : 0161 474 4299

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