What Is "Council Tax" and How Is It Spent?

Calderdale Against Corruption made this Freedom of Information request to Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Calderdale Against Corruption

Dear Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please could you provide the following information.

1) What is "Council Tax"?

2) What reason does Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (CMBC) collect "Council Tax"?

3) For "Council Tax" collected by CMBC, what is it spent on? Please provide a full, detailed breakdown of the exact figures spent in the period 2013/2014 and 2014/2015, along with what those amounts were spent upon.

4) Is Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council an incorporated business, i.e. is it registered with Companies House, and if so, what is the company number?

Yours faithfully,

Calderdale Against Corruption

Janet Morris, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Calderdale Against Corruption

 

Please find attached our acknowledgement letter in respect of your recent
Freedom of Information Request reference 4382.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Janet Morris

 

Information Governance Officer

CMBC Democratic & Partnership Services

Northgate House

Northgate

HALIFAX

HX1 1UN

 

Tel: 01422 392043

Email: [email address]

 

 

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Suzanne Butterfield, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear ‘Calderdale Against Corruption’

 

Please find attached our response to your recent request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Suzanne Butterfield

Management Information Officer

Information Governance Team

Democratic and Partnership Services

3rd Floor

Northgate House

Northgate

Halifax

HX1 1UN

 

(Working hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm)

Tel: 01422 392043

Fax: 01422 393073

Email: [email address]

 

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Calderdale Against Corruption

Dear 'Suzanne Butterfield',

Thanks for your reply.

1) Clarification is requested for your statement in response to Question 2 [What reason does Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (CMBC) collect "Council Tax"], where you state that CMBC "collects Council Tax to pay for the cost of services provided in Calderdale".

Could you clarify:

a) exactly what services are provided by CMBC as the booklet you sent is somewhat vague in explicitly stating what services are available to Council Tax payers and residents of Calderdale?

b) a breakdown of the amount spent on those services you mention and identify in part a) above, for the tax year April 2014 to April 2015?

b) whether the Police and Fire precept amounts are considered as "Council Tax", and whether these amounts could be paid independently to the relevant service providers, i.e. West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service?

c) The exact monetary figure that CMBC contributed towards pension contributions for its directors, employees, principals, agents or any other person for whom CMBC may contribute directly towards a pension for, for the tax year April 2014 to April 2015.

d) What percentage of CMBC's annual expenditure went towards pension contributions for the persons mentioned in point c) above, again for the tax year April 2014 to April 2015.

We assume that the original request wasn't clear enough in what it asked for in relation to the expenditure breakdown, so we trust that this clarification will assist you in providing the information we require?

Yours sincerely,

Calderdale Against Corruption

Suzanne Butterfield, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear ‘Calderdale Against Corruption’

 

Thank you for your email regarding your previous Freedom of Information
request reference 4382. It has been logged as a new request with the above
reference and our acknowledgement is attached.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Suzanne Butterfield

Management Information Officer

Information Governance Team

Democratic and Partnership Services

3rd Floor

Northgate House

Northgate

Halifax

HX1 1UN

 

(Working hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm)

Tel: 01422 392043

Fax: 01422 393073

Email: [email address]

 

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Suzanne Butterfield, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear ‘Calderdale Against Corruption’

 

Please find attached our response to your recent request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Suzanne Butterfield

Management Information Officer

Information Governance Team

Democratic and Partnership Services

3rd Floor

Northgate House

Northgate

Halifax

HX1 1UN

 

(Working hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm)

Tel: 01422 392043

Fax: 01422 393073

Email: [email address]

 

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Suzanne Butterfield, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear ‘Calderdale Against Corruption’

 

Apologies, I omitted to attach a copy of the cabinet report as mentioned
in my response letter.

 

Please find attached.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Suzanne Butterfield

Management Information Officer

Information Governance Team

Democratic and Partnership Services

3rd Floor

Northgate House

Northgate

Halifax

HX1 1UN

 

(Working hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm)

Tel: 01422 392043

Fax: 01422 393073

Email: [email address]

 

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From: Suzanne Butterfield
Sent: 12 November 2015 14:41
To: [FOI #293868 email]
Subject: FOI 4516 - Freedom of information request

 

Dear ‘Calderdale Against Corruption’

 

Please find attached our response to your recent request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Suzanne Butterfield

Management Information Officer

Information Governance Team

Democratic and Partnership Services

3rd Floor

Northgate House

Northgate

Halifax

HX1 1UN

 

(Working hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm)

Tel: 01422 392043

Fax: 01422 393073

Email: [2][email address]

 

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Council Tax ex councillor questions Town and District Council

I would like to know if a complaint is actually laid before the Magistrates prior to a summons being issued by the Magistrates for non payment of Council tax?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw4I2gEt...