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FOI Request- Imprisonment for non payment of Council Tax


 
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Angela Wales



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:51 pm    Post subject:
FOI Request- Imprisonment for non payment of Council Tax
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ear Rhondda Cynon Taff Council,

Please provide me with the numbers of people in RCT who have been imprisoned for the non payment of Council Tax for the past 10 years or so. Please give details if able of the average terms served.

Further to the recent comments and concerns raised by Mark Drakeford AM involving the views of preventing a person facing such a draconian form of 'punishment' in the future please could you tell me what are the views of this Council and are debtors still being imprisoned.

Finally, should debtors not be imprisoned what other forms of punishment are used instead?

Legal charges are one admittedly but not everyone would be subject to this.

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

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Please could also you tell me the number of 'written off' Council Tax debts and the amounts involved over the past 10 yrs or so.

Thank you.
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Angela Wales



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:27 pm    Post subject:
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OI Act request

Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship

ear Rhondda Cynon Taff Council,

A council taxpayer who owes more than just the current year's liability runs the risk of incurring additional recovery costs through a further application for a liability order if payments which are intended for the current year's liability are allocated by the council's computer to the previous year's liability. This would most likely happen where a non specific payment is made and the computer software is set to automatically allocate these payments to the oldest year's debt.

Councils computer systems have the necessary flexibility to be set to allow non specific payments to be allocated to the arrears or the current year's liability.

I understand that the majority of billing authorities have their computer software set to ensure that their customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship, i.e. so non specific payments are allocated to the current year's liability.

How does Rhondda Cynon Taff Council have its computer software set to deal with non specific payments. Current or oldest year's liability?

Yours faithfully,

Gwyn Worth

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