Summons regarding non-payment payment of Council tax

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Dear Swindon Borough Council,

Please supply the following information
1. How many summons regarding non-payment of council tax were sent out in 2021
2. How many summons regarding non-payment of council tax were sent out in 2022
3. How many summons regarding non-payment of council tax were sent out to date in 2023
4. Consequently how many notice of liability orders were sent out in 2021, 2022 and to date in 2023?
5. How many hearings were adjourned after the first sitting at the Magistrates Court for non payment of Council tax in 2021
6. How many hearings were adjourned after the first sitting at the Magistrates Court for non payment of Council tax in 2022
7. How many hearings were adjourned after the first sitting at the Magistrates Court for non payment of Council tax to date in 2023?
Thank you
I look forward to hearing from you

Yours faithfully,

Lucy

Swindon Borough Council

[1]Swindon Borough Council
Dear Lucy Unknown,

Case reference number: FOI006319

Thank you for your request. The Freedom of Information Act creates two
general rights in relation to information:

 1. The right to be told whether or not the information requested is
held
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We aim to respond to your request within 20 working days.

Kind regards, 

Freedom of Information Representative
Public Health and Public Protection Health Campaigns

Swindon Borough Council

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[1]Swindon Borough Council
Dear Lucy Unknown,

Case reference number: FOI006319

We have updated your freedom of information case with the following
message:

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1. 7043
2. 13,222
3. 4984 to date
4 2021 - , 2022 - , 2023 -
5. This information is not recorded on the council tax database, and we
do not record this information manually.
6. This information is not recorded on the council tax database, and we
do not record this information manually.
7. This information is not recorded on the council tax database, and we
do not record this information manually.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Officer
Swindon Borough Council

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[1]Swindon Borough Council
Dear Lucy Unknown,

Case reference number: FOI006319

We have updated your freedom of information case with the following
message:

════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════

Updated info for point 4 below:

4. 2021 - 6212, 2022 - 10860, 2023 - 3947

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Officer
Swindon Borough Council

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DoNotReply.Swindon.CouncilTax,

Dear Lucy

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request submitted on 31 August
2023, reference FOI006318.

 

Please find below our responses to your questions.

 

 1. How much council tax arrears was passed to enforcement agents/internal
enforcement agents for recovery in 2021 and how much was recovered?

 

Arrears totalling £11,713,530.66 were passed over, and £787,324.70 was
recovered.

 

 2. How much council tax arrears was passed to enforcement agents/internal
enforcement agents in 2022 and how much was recovered?

 

Arrears totalling £14,282,617.62 were passed over, and £1,339,803.97 was
recovered.

 

 3. How much council tax arrears was passed to enforcement agents/internal
enforcement agents to date in 2023 and how much was recovered?

 

To date, arrears totalling £440,411.29 have been passed over and
£489,425.29 has been recovered to date.

 

Please note that the amount recovered in each year may include balances
that were passed to enforcement agents in previous years.

 

 4. How many charging orders against peoples homes were obtained in 2021

 

No charging orders were obtained in 2021.

 

 5. How many charging orders against peoples homes were obtained in 2022

 

3 charging orders were obtained in 2022.

 

 6. How many charging orders against peoples homes were obtained in 2023
to date?

 

To date, 1 charging order has been obtained in 2023.

 

 

I trust the above addresses your enquiry.  If you are unhappy with the
service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a
review you should contact:

 

Customer Services

Civic Offices

Euclid Street

Swindon

[1]www.swindon.gov.uk

 

The complaints/review procedure involves a full review by the Information
Governance Manager. 

 

If you are not content with the outcome of our conclusion, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner's Office for a decision before
contacting the Council. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless
you have exhausted the Council's own complaints procedure.

 

The Information Officer can be contacted at :

 

The Information Commissioner's Office,

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Daniel Prentice

Service Team Manager

 

Liberata working in partnership with Swindon Borough Council

 

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DoNotReply.Swindon.CouncilTax,

Dear Lucy

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request submitted on 31 August
2023, reference FOI006319.

 

Please find below our responses to your questions.

 

 1. How many summons regarding non-payment of council tax were sent out in
2021

 

7043 summonses were issued in 2021.

 

 2. How many summons regarding non-payment of council tax were sent out in
2022

 

13222 summonses were issued in 2022.

 

 3. How many summons regarding non-payment of council tax were sent out to
date in 2023

 

4984 summonses have been issued in 2023 to date.

 

 4. Consequently how many notice of liability orders were sent out in
2021, 2022 and to date in 2023?

 

2021 – 6212

2022 – 10860

2023 – 3947 to date

 

 5. How many hearings were adjourned after the first sitting at the
Magistrates Court for non payment of Council tax in 2021
 6. How many hearings were adjourned after the first sitting at the
Magistrates Court for non payment of Council tax in 2022
 7. How many hearings were adjourned after the first sitting at the
Magistrates Court for non payment of Council tax to date in 2023?

 

For questions 5 – 7, this information is not recorded on the council tax
database, and we do not record this information manually.

 

 

I trust the above addresses your enquiry.  If you are unhappy with the
service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a
review you should contact:

 

Customer Services

Civic Offices

Euclid Street

Swindon

[1]www.swindon.gov.uk

 

The complaints/review procedure involves a full review by the Information
Governance Manager. 

 

If you are not content with the outcome of our conclusion, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner's Office for a decision before
contacting the Council. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless
you have exhausted the Council's own complaints procedure.

 

The Information Officer can be contacted at :

 

The Information Commissioner's Office,

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Daniel Prentice

Service Team Manager

 

Liberata working in partnership with Swindon Borough Council

 

Please consider environment before printing this e-mail

 

[2]Sign up to pay by Direct Debit - Choice of 4 payments dates to suit
your needs Click here to learn more and set up.

 

Note: Please do not reply to this email as it will be sent to an
unmonitored mailbox and your email will not be responded to. If you need
to provide further information you must do this either through your
[3]online Council Tax account or through our [4]contact forms. N.B.

 

Liberata is a trading name of Liberata UK Limited (Registered in England
and Wales - No 1238274). Registered Office: 2nd Floor Front, 60
Cheapside, London, EC2V 6AX. Liberata UK Limited is a subsidiary of
Outsourcing UK Limited (Registered in England and Wales – No 10280945).
Registered Office: Floor 9 Peninsular House, 30-36 Monument Street,
London, England, EC3R 8LJ.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

This e-mail (including all attachments) is confidential and may be
privileged. It is for the exclusive use of the intended recipient(s)
only, and must not be re-transmitted in an amended form without our
consent. If you are not the named recipient, please notify the sender
immediately and do not disclose the contents to any other person or make
any copies. Please then delete it and do not disclose its contents to
any other person.

Security and reliability of e-mails are not guaranteed. We operate
anti-virus programs but you must take full responsibility for virus
checking this e-mail (including all attachments). Liberata UK Limited do
not accept any liability in respect of any damage caused by any virus
which is not detected.

All e-mails to and from anyone @liberata.com may be examined for
breaches of employee policies and the law. All e-mails to anyone
@liberata.com are communications to the company and not private and
confidential to any named individual.

References

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3. https://www.swindon.gov.uk/counciltax
4. https://forms.liberata.com/revenues-and-...