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Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

l would like two pieces of information:
1) what is a "summary warrant notice", define it for me.
2) who creates and issues them.

Yours faithfully,

thomas howard

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City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Thomas Howard

Date: 03/11/2014

Our ref: 5211

Dear Mr Howard

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Acknowledgement of Request

Subject: Summary Warrant Notice

Thank you for your request for information of 31/10/2014. In your request you asked for "what is a "summary warrant notice", define it for me. who creates and issues them."

Your request is being processed under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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Yours sincerely,
Information Compliance Unit

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Information Compliance 3, City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Thomas Howard

 

Date: 26/11/2014

 

Our ref: 5211

 

Dear Mr Howard

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Release of Information

 

Subject: Summary Warrant Notice

 

Thank you for your request for information of 31/10/2014 where you asked
for information relating to Summary Warrant Notices. Your request has been
processed and considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002 and the information is provided below.

 

You asked:

 

1) What is a "summary warrant notice", define it for me.
2) Who creates and issues them.

 

Council Tax Recovery is the procedure by which the Revenues Division
recovers arrears of unpaid Council Tax from customers. It is governed by
The Council Tax Administration & Enforcement (Scotland) Regulations 1992;
SI 1992, S129.

The Council obtains from the Sheriff Court, the right to issue a Summary
Warrant against a Council Tax customer.

The summary warrant procedure is a means for public creditors to pursue
the amounts they are owed. Used mainly by local authorities and Her
Majesty's Revenue and Customs, this process involves an application to
court in respect of debts due by several different debtors. No hearing is
held.

At this stage, in order to cover the extra administration costs in
obtaining the warrant, a surcharge amounting to 10% of the outstanding
Council Tax liability is added. The customer is advised to contact the
Sheriff Officer to agree a payment arrangement.

Once recovery is handed over to the Sheriff Officer, he is responsible for
collecting the outstanding balance on behalf of the authority and is paid
a fee by the authority for doing so. Warrants and notifications are issued
by the Sheriff Officer directly to the customer on behalf of the local
authority.

The Sheriff Officer has powers of collection which far outreach those of
the Local Authority. He can recover the liability by Bank Arrestment and
Wage Arrestment. If he recovers the liability by coming to an instalment
arrangement with the customer, the instalments collected will normally be
forwarded to the Revenues Division within 10 days and placed in the
customers Council Tax account.

 

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Dear Information Compliance 3,

And what kind of "right" might that be for the council to have to create these judgment orders? Can l see this "right" or more to the point the contract or jurisdiction for the "order" to have any validity.Only a court can issue a judgment order after due process.

Seems to me that these so called warrants are nothing more than offers as you don't have jurisdiction to act as a court of to issue such official court documents.

Courts have hearings. You said no hearing is held. Why not?

l never knew councils are public creditors. If credit is issued to the customer then where is the original credit agreement and where is the credit? Doesn't that mean the council are being paid twice?

Yours sincerely,

tommy

City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Thomas Howard

Date: 10/12/2014

Our ref: 5767

Dear Mr Howard

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Acknowledgement of Request

Subject: Summary Warrant Notice

Thank you for your request for information of 09/12/2014 which was received on 09/12/2014. In your request you asked for "l never knew councils are public creditors. If credit is issued to the customer then where is the original credit agreement and where is the credit? Doesn't that mean the council are being paid twice?"

Your request is being processed under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless the Council does not hold the information, or there is a reason for it to be withheld. We will write to you in any event.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case we will let you know.

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Further information about your rights and accessing information is available on our website at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,
Information Compliance Unit

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

Still waiting

Yours faithfully,

tommy

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Dear Mr Howard

The Council have 20 working days to respond to your request. Please be advised that the target date for providing the information to you is 12 January 2015. Should we receive the information prior to this date, then it will be released to you as soon as possible.

Regards

Sue Brown | Information Compliance Officer | City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court Level 2.1, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel 0131 529 7855 | informationcompliance2@edinburgh.gov.uk | www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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Information Compliance 2, City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Thomas Howard

 

Date: 09/01/2015

 

Our ref: 5767

 

Dear Mr Howard

 

Subject: Summary Warrant Notice

 

Thank you for your request for information of 09/12/2014.

 

Thank you for your request for information of 09/12/2014 where you
provided comments on our response to your previous FOI request under
reference 5211. Your request has been processed under the terms of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Unfortunately, the Council is only able to meet part of your request; this
information is released to you now in the format requested.

 

Please note that, under the regulations, you can ask for any kind of
"recorded" information from a Scottish public authority – however old the
information is. That includes information recorded on paper, computer
files, including emails, video and microfiche. You can only ask for
information that is recorded. For example, you cannot ask for someone's
opinion that has not been put on record.

 

Pt1 – “What kind of 'right' might that be for the council to have to
create these judgment orders? Can l see this 'right' or more to the point
the contract or jurisdiction for the 'order' to have any validity. Only a
court can issue a judgment order after due process.”

 

A1. - This is published information: As per UK Government legislation -
The Council Tax Legislation - The Local Government Finance Act 1992. This
legislation allows local authorities to make an application to the Sheriff
Court for a summary warrant in an action for payment. The sheriff must
grant the summary warrant if:

 

• The person specified has not paid the sums due;

• The local authority has served a reminder notice on the person requiring
him / her to pay the amount due within 14 days from the day on which the
notice was served;

• This period has expired without full payment.

 

The summary warrant is granted by the Sheriff Court following a petition
list received from the local authority. There is no requirement for a
court date to be set and any challenge to a summary warrant being granted
should be lodged with the local authority direct. The recovery of
warranted debt is carried out by Sheriff Officers and at present the City
of Edinburgh Council contract Scott & Company to carry out this function.

 

The summary warrant notice is a document to notify you the summary warrant
has been granted, confirm the amount outstanding (including the statutory
10% penalty) and advises of the action required to prevent further
recovery action from being taken

 

In reviewing the points 2 to 4 below, the questions you raise do not meet
the criteria of a valid request as you are not asking for information
which is recorded. However, the service area has addressed the points you
raise as follows.

 

Pt2. “Seems to me that these so called warrants are nothing more than
offers as you don't have jurisdiction to act as a court of to issue such
official court documents.”

 

A2 - As stated above the Council applies to the Court for a summary
warrant. It is the Sheriff Court that grants the summary warrant.

 

Pt3. – “Courts have hearings. You said no hearing is held. Why not?”

 

A3 - The Sheriff Court raising the summary warrant is an administrative
procedure, if the complainant disagrees with the decision they can appeal
to the Council or the Sheriff Officer (Scott & Co) who is acting on behalf
of the Council in such cases. The decision to maintain or withdraw the
summary warrant would be considered by the Council and if good cause has
been show then the Council would apply for the summary warrant to be
withdrawn and notify the Sheriff Officer of the decision.

 

Pt4 – “l never knew councils are public creditors. If credit is issued to
the customer then where is the original credit agreement and where is the
credit? Doesn't that mean the council are being paid twice?”

 

A4. - A Creditor can be an organisation that has a system that allows
customers to receive services and pay later. Edinburgh citizens receive
services; e.g. Street lighting, Waste collection, Education, Roads and
Transport services, Housing, Cultural and related services, Environmental
services, Social Work etc. Part of the cost of running the services is
funded by the collection of Council Tax. However, the customer (Council
Tax payers) can pay for these services over an agreed period. The means of
paying for theses "credited" services is outlined in The Council Tax
Legislation - The Local Government Finance Act 1992 - The Council Tax
Administration & Enforcement (Scotland) Regulations 1992; SI 1992, S129.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sue Brown

Information Compliance Officer

 

 

Information Governance Unit

Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340

[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

 

 

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Dear Information Compliance 2,
Regarding Pt1.
When would such administrative hearings take place and can the public view these hearings? Would it be same sheriff who consistently signs the single warrant form for the go ahead for EC to collect on these numerous orders? The sheriff has granted one single summary warrant for a list of 100 or so per say for customers failing to pay on time?

Regarding Pt2.
Where does edinburgh council gain it's credit from? On the basis there must be secured creditor in order to gain the credit?
What kind of book keeping entries are used within this pre paid system?

Yours sincerely,

tommy

Information Compliance 2, City of Edinburgh Council

Dear Mr Howard

I have passed your email to the service area to contact you directly and address your points below.

Regards

Sue Brown | Information Compliance Officer | City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court Level 2.1, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel 0131 529 7855 | informationcompliance2@edinburgh.gov.uk | www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of City of Edinburgh Council's handling of my FOI request 'Summary Warrant Notice'.

Long over due.

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

Yours faithfully,

tommy

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Good Morning,

Both EDIR:5211 and EDIR:5767 have been responded to. I have attached both responses to this email.

Kind Regards
Keira Adamson

Keira Adamson | Support Assistant | Records and Information Governance Unit | Corporate Governance | City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, Level 2.1, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel 0131 200 2340 | [Edinburgh City Council request email] | www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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Dear Freedom of Information,

You never answered the questions l posted on 13 January 2015.

Yours sincerely,

tommy

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Freedom of Information, City of Edinburgh Council

As previously advised, I passed your email to the service area to respond to you directly.

I have forwarded this email to them.

Regards

Sue Brown | Information Compliance Officer | City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court Level 2.1, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel 0131 529 7855 | Ext 57855 | [email address] | [email address]

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Still waiting

Yours sincerely,

tommy

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Legal FOI, City of Edinburgh Council

Dear Mr Howard,

 

Subject: Summary Warrant Notice

Review Outcome: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

 

I have considered your recent correspondence in which you explained that
you were dissatisfied that the Council had not provided the information
you were seeking. If your application had on the 13 January 2015 been
valid it would have been processed in accordance with the provisions of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“FOISA”). This is the
Freedom of Information legislation that the Council processes requests
relating to Council Tax legislation.

 

However, as noted in the Information Governance reply on the 15 January
2015 your request was assigned to the appropriate service area to issue
you with a reply. I wish to apologise that you have not received a reply
from them yet. I have raised this failure to issue you with the
explanation that you are seeking and they will be issuing a response as
quickly as possible.

 

Freedom of Information legislation, in this instance the FOISA, gives
people the right to recorded information. If an applicant’s request
describes the recorded information they want in such a way that the
Council can identify and locate it, then it will be treated as a valid
request under the legislation.

 

Based on the request received on the 13 January 2015 you requested the
following information:

 

“Regarding Pt1.

 

When would such administrative hearings take place and can the public view
these hearings? Would it be same sheriff who consistently signs the single
warrant form for the go ahead for EC to collect on these numerous orders?
The sheriff has granted one single summary warrant for a list of 100 or so
per say for customers failing to pay on time?

 

Regarding Pt2.

 

Where does Edinburgh Council gain it's credit from? On the basis there
must be secured creditor in order to gain the credit? What kind of book
keeping entries are used within this pre paid system?”

 

This was a request for a confirmation by the Council of its application of
legislation in a particular set of circumstances.

 

It would not have been reasonable to interpret this as a request for
recorded information held by the Council, instead it was seeking an
explanation of the Council’s application of legislation.

 

The Council can confirm that this remains a request for the Council’s
opinion and explanation, not for recorded information. The Council may
hold information, in particular statutes, but it would be stretching the
terms of the original request received too far to interpret it as a
request for this information. Consequently, this request was held not to
be valid under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.

 

I appreciate that this decision may be disappointing but hopefully there
is sufficient information to explain why the original decision was upheld.
However, the relevant service area will shortly issue you with an answer
to your question.

 

If you are unhappy with this review outcome or the way we handled your
request and review, you have a right of appeal to the Scottish Information
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months of receiving this review response. The Commissioner can be
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Information Governance Unit

 

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Dear Legal FOI,

FOR request regarding "Where does Edinburgh Council gain it's credit from".

Can you answer this question.

Yours sincerely,

tommy

Customer Care, City of Edinburgh Council

Dear Mr Howard

Subject: Edinburgh Council credit status

Thank you for contacting the City of Edinburgh Council on 23 April 2015.

We try to answer all of our enquiries at the first point of contact.  This
has not been possible in this instance and I have asked the appropriate
service area to reply to you by 07 May 2015.

If you require further assistance, please contact the Customer Care team
using any of the details given below.  Please quote your reference number.

You can find more information on our services on our website at
www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

William Slyfield
Customer Service Advisor

Customer Care, C3, Courtyard, Waverley Court, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG. Tel:
0131 200 2300.  Fax:  0131 200 2301.  Email: 
[email address]

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Revenues & Benefits Enquiries, City of Edinburgh Council

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Dear Mr Howard,

 

I refer to your enquiry to my office with regard to additional queries
from our response to your FOI request EDIR 5767.  Please accept my
apologies for the delay in responding to your last correspondence.

 

Whilst your additional questions have been directed to our Compliance
Office we have determined that the information you have requested is
general which does not need to be responded under FOI regulations.

 

Please find our response to your enquiry below.

 

Regarding Pt1.

When would such administrative hearings take place and can the public view
these hearings? Would it be same sheriff who consistently signs the single
warrant form for the go ahead for EC to collect on these numerous orders?
The sheriff has granted one single summary warrant for a list of 100 or so
per say for customers failing to pay on time?

 

I refer to our prior response to this question and find that the previous
details gave a sufficient answer to this question.  The summary warrant is
granted by the Sheriff Court following a petition list received from the
local authority. There is no requirement for a court date to be set and
any challenge to a summary warrant being granted should be lodged with the
local authority direct.  Our recovery procedures are in line with - The
Council Tax Legislation - The Local Government Finance Act 1992. This
legislation allows local authorities to make an application to the Sheriff
Court for a summary warrant in an action for payment.  In general, we
issue the petition to the Sheriff Court once a month in line with the
timescales we are bound by in The Council Tax Legislation.

 

I can confirm that it is not the same Sherriff who signs the warrants each
time the petition is raised at court.

 

As stated, one petition list is given to the Sheriff Court for the
granting of summary warrants against accounts which have fallen into
arrears in line with The Council Tax Legislation.

 

Regarding Pt2.

Where does Edinburgh council gain it's credit from? On the basis there
must be secured creditor in order to gain the credit?

What kind of book keeping entries are used within this pre paid system?

 

We feel that this question has previously been answered and I provide a
copy of the response given.

 

A Creditor can be an organisation that has a system that allows customers
to receive services and pay later. Edinburgh citizens receive services;
e.g. Street lighting, Waste collection, Education, Roads and Transport
services, Housing, Cultural and related services, Environmental services,
Social Work etc. Part of the cost of running the services is funded by the
collection of Council Tax. However, the customer (Council Tax payers) can
pay for these services over an agreed period. The means of paying for
theses "credited" services is outlined in The Council Tax Legislation -
The Local Government Finance Act 1992 - The Council Tax Administration &
Enforcement (Scotland) Regulations 1992; SI 1992, S129.

 

I hope that this information meets with your requirements. 

 

As stated, my response to your enquiry has been dealt with as a general
enquiry.  After reviewing your previous enquiries into this matter I feel
that we have exhausted this area of discussion and have provided you with
full information for your consideration. 

 

Should you disagree with the information provided, I now request that you
seek independent legal advice from a solicitor or at the Citizen’s Advice
Bureau.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

Kate Stevenson

Income Team Manager

 

Kate Stevenson | Income Team Manager | Customer Services | Corporate
Governance | The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court | 4 East
Market Street | Edinburgh | EH8 8BG | 0131 469 5000

 

 

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Dear Revenues & Benefits Enquiries,

Thank you for the reply.

However, regrading part 2, "Where does Edinburgh council gain it's credit from? On the basis there
must be secured creditor in order to gain the credit? "What kind of book keeping entries are used within this pre paid system"?

You still haven't answered the above question. You have diverted from answering the questions.

If l ask you the time and you reply by stating 4 doors to the left. That is not answering my question.

Yours sincerely,

tommy

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Dear Revenues & Benefits Enquiries,

I am still waiting on a reply to my question

Yours sincerely,

tommy

Revenues & Benefits Enquiries, City of Edinburgh Council

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You can get a faster response if you use our new [1]Council Tax or
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to

 

·         access a wide range of services.  

·         access your account whenever you need to

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the near future.

 

 

 

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Customer Services FOI, City of Edinburgh Council

Good afternoon,

I am responsible for monitoring all Income (CTAX) & Benefits FOI requests.

To enable me to investigate your enquiry could you please confirm the following;

Full name
Full address
Details of your request

Regards

David Thomson / Performance and Information Officer / Customers Services / Corporate Governance
The City of Edinburgh Council / 4 Market Street Edinburgh EH8 8BG - [email address]

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Dear Customer Services FOI,

l provided you with the name of my person.

l don't have an address.

l provided you with my request.

Yours sincerely,

tommy

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And you heard it here folks.
The councils issue their own so called summary warrant "notices" that are totally unlawful. Nothing is done within actual civil court procedures or due process of law. Courts don't even know about it. Sounds like someone is pretending to be a court official and rubber stamping an A4 piece of paper of alleged debtors....in the back room in the council tax office.

Should we call the police?

peter still left an annotation ()

Tommy , had same trouble regards west Lothian council , summary warrants don't go near any sheriff , was up at Livingston , civic centre , you are right council sign there own , its in the same building that's it , I've asked under section 35 data protection act 1998 , lost my house and everything thing had due to this con , still taking money from my benefits , 21 days they have to supply you under section 35 data protection act they failed to do this so I've now requested every single document , that wlc has regards finance , council tax , for last 20 yrs , check out the section 35 my friend best part of the data protection act , cover all information data , and if they fail to give you this , you can bring all the rest of the data protection act , foi , I've got 31 councillors all there staff in revenues , for disability reg, equality act lots more , any nonsense like disclaimers sent in their emails , doesn't count regards the section 35 , try to say subject access to me but I got this info of a good lawyer in Edinburgh , after failure by my ex-employer to give me my personnel file , Monday I'm up that civic centre , to make sure they scumbags get for ripping the public off , told them to contact there insurers , as liability and comp[ensation will not be taken from the public, update you , but thanks for this info

peter still left an annotation ()

Tommy , in regards to calling the police , I'm putting in this MALFEASANCE , MISCONDUCT IN PUBLIC OFFICE , find this on the crown prosecution service , website , jail sentence up to life in prison

Mike Carrol left an annotation ()

The council tax bill summary warrant notice process has nothing to do with court procedures, civil procedures or court procedural rules at all. What is going on is a private contract between the court and council. They do a bulk administration hearing, hire the court out for that day, and they pay for an alleged single court order (just how cheeky can you get?). Scott and Co have deep roots with within this contract and process as they are a party to it. Scott and Co have also listed on their website that they also do private and public debt collections, alleged court bailiffs doing private debt collections? never knew you could hire out the alleged court staff. Their is no debate about it that the police should be arresting all those involved, but then again some people seem to think they are above the law. The law is set by the people within the community, the law is just a set of rules the people don't challenge and conform to, the government and it's services are meant to represent and enforce that representation as per contract within the public sector. The public bodies in scotland and the snp have failed the people within scotland. Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971. Disqualification of sheriffs principal and sheriffs.
(1)A sheriff principal to whom this subsection applies, or a sheriff, shall not, so long as he holds office as such—
(a)engage, whether directly or indirectly, in any private practice or business, or be in partnership with or employed by, or act as agent for, any person so engaged;

And they openly tell you into your face what is going on. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2007/06...

Mike Carrol left an annotation ()

They would need to rebuild new and more prisons for the Misconduct in Public Office cases by the CPS, as their wouldn't be enough cells for the criminals.