Dear East Northamptonshire District Council,
I have it on good authority that it is customary for billing authorities to increase a Council Taxpayer's outstanding debt by a sum equal to its standard summons costs on issuing a summons to the debtor for late and non-payment.
In the case of East Northamptonshire District Council, I would like disclosing at what stage in Council Tax recovery proceedings are summons costs applied to the debtor's account, pursuant to reg 34(5) of the Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992.
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For the attention of Becky Saunder
Freedom of Information Request Ref 13164
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Summons costs are applied to the debtors account when the summons is
Service Information Officer
East Northamptonshire Council