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star this property date less than 2016-12-02more like thismore than 2016-12-02
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Tax: Arrears remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his Department's policy to allow local authorities automatically to deduct agreed amounts from wages and benefits to repay council tax arrears. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 55971 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-08more like thismore than 2016-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government has consulted on possible measures to improve the efficiency of council tax collection and is currently considering responses to that consultation. It will set out its response shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Nuneaton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Marcus Jones more like this
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less than 2016-12-08T15:48:42.837Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-08T15:48:42.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Marcus Jones more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Nuneaton more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Marcus Jones more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Marcus Jones more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Tax: Arrears remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department holds information on the number of times that bailiffs have been used in cases of council tax arrears in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 57392 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-16more like thismore than 2016-12-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Nuneaton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Marcus Jones more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-12-16T13:34:50.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Marcus Jones more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Tax: Arrears remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Citizens Advice Bureau report <i>Catching Up: improving council tax arrears collection</i> published on 8 July, and of why that report does not refer to the guidance to local councils on good practice in the collection of council tax arrears in respect of vulnerable people published by the Department for Communities and Local Government in June 2013. more like this
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Lord Ramsbotham more like this
star this property uin HL1131 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government made its position clear in our ‘Guidance to Local Councils on Good Practice in the Collection of Council Tax Arrears’, June 2013. This highlights the importance of councils being sympathetic to those in genuine hardship and that they are proportionate in their enforcement action, as well as noting the support that should be provided to vulnerable people.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T13:41:01.147Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T13:41:01.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ramsbotham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Tax: Arrears remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much is owed in council tax arrears in (a) Barnsley local authority area, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Michael Dugher more like this
star this property uin 217508 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p>As at 31 March 2014, Barnsley council reported that the cumulative council tax arrears in their area was £11.1 million. The corresponding figure for South Yorkshire (i.e. Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham &amp; Sheffield) was £68.9 million. The total cumulative council tax arrears as at 31 March 2014 for the whole of England was £2.53 billion.</p><p> </p><p>We do not produce figures for the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The figures are calculated by adding the amount of council tax that was uncollected within the year to the council tax arrears brought forward, less any receipts received in respect of previous years’ arrears, less any council tax written off as uncollectable.</p><p> </p><p>In our best practice document, “50 ways to save”, we listed improving council tax collection rates and reducing arrears as a key way of making sensible savings to help keep overall council tax bills down and protect frontline services. Every penny of council tax that is not collected means a higher council tax for the law-abiding citizen who does pay on time.</p><p> </p><p>It is important that councils are sympathetic to those in genuine hardship, are proportionate in enforcement and do not overuse bailiffs. However, these figures show that there is a significant source of income for councils, which they could use to support frontline service or cut council tax bills.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T14:52:56.82Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T14:52:56.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Dugher more like this