We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Warren Bell please sign in and let everyone know.

Overcharging for Summonses

We're waiting for Warren Bell to read a recent response and update the status.

Dear Ministry of Justice,
following a FOI request to BCP Council and the previously Bournemouth Borough Council it is known that they have been overcharged for summonses by the MOJ.
The number of summons issued (for Council Tax and Business Rates) from Bournemouth Borough Council was
2013-14 - 10,825
2014-15 - 15,459
2015-16 - 11,904
2016-17 - 11,981
2017-18 - 10,481
2018-19 - 11,616
Q. How much has the MOJ paid back to Bournemouth Borough Council now known as BCP Council?
Q. If no refund has been made, please explain the reason.
Q. What summonses were overcharged, ie; Council Tax, Civil, Criminal?
Q. Has any council in England & Wales been refunded for overcharging by the MOJ for the issuing of council tax summons?

Yours faithfully,
Warren Bell

Disclosure Team, Ministry of Justice

This is an automated confirmation that your email has been received by the
Disclosure Team (Ministry of Justice) mailbox.

 

Freedom of Information (FOI)

 

If your email is a FOI request you can expect a response within 20 working
days.

 

However, please be advised that due to the current situation with COVID-19
we may not be able to provide a response within this timescale; if this is
the case, we will contact you to provide an update.

 

Every effort is being made to respond to FOIs as usual but the current
situation means that available Departmental resources will be needed on
other high priority areas.

 

We kindly ask for your understanding during this unprecedented situation
and we will aim to deal with your FOI request as soon as is practically
possible.

 

Subject Access Requests (under the General Data Protection Regulation
((EU) 2016/679)) (the Regulation) and/or Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA))

 

If your email is a SAR, you can expect a response within 1 calendar month.

 

However, please be advised that due to the current situation with COVID-19
we may not be able to provide within this timescale; if this is the case,
we will contact you to provide an update.

 

Every effort is being made to respond to SARs as usual but the current
situation means that available Departmental resources will be needed on
other high priority areas.

 

We kindly ask for your understanding during this unprecedented situation
and we will aim to deal with your SAR as soon as is practically possible.

 

 

show quoted sections

Weston, Bob (Gloucester), Ministry of Justice

1 Attachment

Please find attached an acknowledgement of the above request.

 

Bob Weston

 

Knowledge Information Liaison Officer

 

HMCTS - Analysis and Performance Division, Finance, Governance and
Performance Directorate.

 

Tel: 01452 334448 or 0203 3345511

 

E [1][email address]

 

1st Floor | Twyver House | Bruton Way | Gloucester | GL1 1PE

 

" I am not authorised to bind the Ministry of Justice contractually, nor
to make representation or other statements which may bind the Ministry of
Justice in any way via electronic means".

 

show quoted sections

Weston, Bob (Gloucester), Ministry of Justice

1 Attachment

Please find attached a response to the above request

 

Bob Weston

 

Knowledge Information Liaison Officer

 

HMCTS - Analysis and Performance Division, Finance, Governance and
Performance Directorate.

 

Tel: 01452 334448 or 0203 3345511

 

E [1][email address]

 

1st Floor | Twyver House | Bruton Way | Gloucester | GL1 1PE

 

" I am not authorised to bind the Ministry of Justice contractually, nor
to make representation or other statements which may bind the Ministry of
Justice in any way via electronic means".

 

show quoted sections

Dear Weston, Bob (Gloucester),

What was the actual amounts in figures, money that was overcharged per year?

Yours sincerely,

Warren Bell

MacKinnon, Jennifer, Ministry of Justice

1 Attachment

Please find attached an acknowledgement of the above request.

 

 

Jenny Mackinnon

Knowledge Information Liaison Officer

Analysis & Performance | Finance, Governance and Performance Directorate |
HMCTS | Birmingham ASC | B16 8PE

 

" I am not authorised to bind the Ministry of Justice contractually, nor
to make representation or other statements which may bind the Ministry of
Justice in any way via electronic means".

 

 

show quoted sections

Weston, Bob (Gloucester), Ministry of Justice

1 Attachment

Please find attached a response to the above request.

 

Bob Weston

 

Knowledge Information Liaison Officer

 

HMCTS - Analysis and Performance Division, Finance, Governance and
Performance Directorate.

 

Tel: 01452 334448 or 0203 3345511

 

E [1][email address]

 

1st Floor | Twyver House | Bruton Way | Gloucester | GL1 1PE

 

" I am not authorised to bind the Ministry of Justice contractually, nor
to make representation or other statements which may bind the Ministry of
Justice in any way via electronic means".

 

show quoted sections

Dear Weston, Bob (Gloucester),

Could you tell me why you are able to provide data in relation to Cornwall Council and the amounts that they were overcharged https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...
yet are unable to provide data in respect of BCP/BOURNEMOUTH BOROUGH COUNCIL and the amount they were overcharged?

Yours sincerely,

Warren Bell

Dear Weston, Bob (Gloucester),

The correct link to Cornwall Council overcharging request is
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...
Yours sincerely,

Warren Bell

MacKinnon, Jennifer, Ministry of Justice

1 Attachment

Please find attached acknowledgement of the above request.

 

Jenny Mackinnon

Knowledge Information Liaison Officer

Analysis & Performance | Finance, Governance and Performance Directorate |
HMCTS | Birmingham ASC | B16 8PE

 

" I am not authorised to bind the Ministry of Justice contractually, nor
to make representation or other statements which may bind the Ministry of
Justice in any way via electronic means".

 

 

show quoted sections

Dear MacKinnon, Jennifer,

Could you please point to where it says that I am requesting an internal review?
As it clearly does not state I am requesting an internal review please provide the data requested which is the actual amount of monies that the MOJ overcharged BCP/Bournemouth Borough Council for the issuing of summonses in relation to Council tax liability hearings

Yours sincerely,

Warren Bell

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Justice's handling of my FOI request 'Overcharging for Summonses'.

As yet you have failed to supply the date requested this is despite evidence that the data is available.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

Yours faithfully,

Warren Bell

MacKinnon, Jennifer, Ministry of Justice

1 Attachment

Please find attached a response to the above request.

 

Jenny Mackinnon

Knowledge Information Liaison Officer

Analysis & Performance | Finance, Governance and Performance Directorate |
HMCTS | Birmingham ASC | B16 8PE

 

" I am not authorised to bind the Ministry of Justice contractually, nor
to make representation or other statements which may bind the Ministry of
Justice in any way via electronic means".

 

 

show quoted sections

We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Warren Bell please sign in and let everyone know.