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Council tax Council Tax data

Property numbers

  2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Number of properties          228,996 230,896 234,283 238,807 243,478

The table below provides a breakdown of properties by their band at 1 April 2022

  Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H
Number of properties          135,401 42,021 36,074 18,982 6,469 3,151 1,241 139

 

Yearly figures for reminders, summonses and cases sent to enforcement companies. An amended approach to reporting what has been sent to enforcement companies has been applied since 2018/19. The new approach provides a clearer picture of what is being sent to enforcement companies:

  • The number of cases issued is the total number of liability orders
  • The number of accounts relates to people liable to pay Council Tax
  2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Reminders 120,300 118,537 110,414 72,017 107,580
Summonses 57,800 55,964 52,040 20,479 39,574
Cases to enforcement companies no data 19,263 18,521 0 22,933
Accounts to enforcement companies no data 8,558 8,485 0 8,459

Council Tax 'in-year' collection rates - the rates don't include amounts for a particular year that were collected in following years:

  2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
In-year collection rate          93.2% 92.81% 92.73% 90.15% 89.81%

Costs charged to residents who did not pay their Council Tax, or did not keep to an arrangement to pay, at the liability order stage. These are costs added to the council tax bill when the magistrates' court grants a liability order to allow the council to take enforcement action to recover council tax:

  2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Costs charged                £2.97m £2.77m £2.56m £1.30m £1.70m

Level of costs at the liability order stage:

  2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Level of costs                 £82 £79.50 £79.50 £79.50 £79.50

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