Dear Salford City 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

Heeran, Carmel, Salford City Council

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Dear James

 

Please find attached the response to your FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Carmel

 

Carmel Heeran

 

Principal Information Governance Officer

 

Salford City Council

Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5DA

 

 

 

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Dear Carmel,

I'm disappointed you've chosen to withold this information on gdpr grounds. I've asked each greater manchester authority and of the 6 who have replied so far, each one has given a full answer.

I'd like to refer you to a decision of the Upper Tribunal in the case of DH v (1) Information Commissioner, (2) Bolton Council [2016] UKUT 0139 (AAC) in which the Upper Tribunal concluded that in the particular circumstances of that case it was not reasonable for a councillor not to be identified where he was summonsed for non payment of council tax. The Upper Tribunal did however acknowledge there could be exceptional cases in which the personal circumstances of a councillor are so compelling that a councillor should be protected from such exposure.
I hope you'll reconsider your decision.
Yours sincerely,

james graham

Heeran, Carmel, Salford City Council

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Dear James

 

Please find attached the response to the internal review of your  FOI
request.

 

Kind regards

 

Carmel

 

Carmel Heeran

 

Principal Information Governance Officer

 

Salford City Council

Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5DA

 

 

 

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