FOI request (FOIR-244542369)
Council tax arrears
Requested Tue 01 September 2020
Responded Tue 15 September 2020
I am writing to request information relating to the number of Households in Council tax arrears. Under the above-mentioned Act I would like you to provide me with the following information please:
For the complete 6 month period of March to August 2019, How many Council tax accounts fell into arrears?
For the complete 6 month period of March to August 2020, How many Council tax accounts fell into arrears?
*For the avoidance of doubt, please simply provide the total number for the period requested. There is no requirement to split it out by month.
*For the avoidance of doubt, please only provide the number of accounts that newly entered into arrears in the period, please do not include accounts already in arrears.
Hastings Borough Council does not hold a specific report for the requested information. we have had to manually calculate by adding up the number of Reminders issued during the period requested, however they will include 2nd Reminders where the account has been in arrears initially and brought the account up to date, and then fallen into arrears for a 2nd time, or a Reminder may have been removed but then re-issued.
Also as Council Tax is multi-year, where a debt rolls over into the current year, some will include previous year's debts:
March 2019 to August 2019 - 10,320
March 2020 to August 2020 - 8,019
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