Undefended/Bulk Liability Orders = Extortionate Costs

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Dear Billing Authority

Complaints to Magistrates for Council Tax (CT) Liability Orders.

Going as far back as is reasonable (eg 5 years), up to the most recent data available, Please could you provide me with a table of information under the following headings:-

1. Date Of hearing
2. Number of CT Accounts Listed on a Complaint
3. Total Court fee paid
4. length of hearing defended/undefended
5. Number of CT accounts Liability Order made against
6. Total costs awarded to Billing authority
7. Actual cost of preparing for and attending the hearing.

Yours faithfully,

Lady Fleming

Canterbury City Council

[1]Canterbury City Council
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Canterbury City Council

Your request:

Dear Billing Authority Complaints to Magistrates for Council Tax (CT)
Liability Orders. Going as far back as is reasonable (eg 5 years), up to
the most recent data available, Please could you provide me with a table
of information under the following headings:- 1. Date Of hearing 2.
Number of CT Accounts Listed on a Complaint 3. Total Court fee paid 4.
length of hearing defended/undefended 5. Number of CT accounts Liability
Order made against 6. Total costs awarded to Billing authority 7. Actual
cost of preparing for and attending the hearing.

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Canterbury City Council

[1]Canterbury City Council
Hi Lady Fleming

Please find our response to your Freedom of Information request below:

Request: Going as far back as is reasonable (eg 5 years), up to the most
recent data available, Please could you provide me with a table of
information under the following headings:- 1. Date Of hearing 2. Number of CT
Accounts Listed on a Complaint 3. Total Court fee paid 4. length of hearing
defended/undefended 5. Number of CT accounts Liability Order made against 6.
Total costs awarded to Billing authority 7. Actual cost of preparing for and
attending the hearing. Our response: Please see the attached for a copy of
the request information;
https://drive.google.com/open?id=13lLfy0...

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Canterbury City Council

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