Council tax Council Tax data

Property numbers

  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Number of properties          226,301 228,996 230,896 234,283 238,807

The table below provides a breakdown of properties by their band at 1 April 2021

  Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H
Number of properties          134,792 41,483 34,145 17,561 8,930 2,732 1,042 122

 

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
  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Reminders 122,000 120,300 118,537 110,414 72,017
Summonses 59,012 57,800 55,964 52,040 20,479
Cases to enforcement companies no data no data 19,263 18,521  
Accounts to enforcement companies no data no data 8,558 8,485  

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

  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
In-year collection rate          92.7% 93.2% 92.81% 92.73% 90.15%

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:

  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Costs charged                £2.91 £2.97m £2.77m £2.56m £1.30m

Level of costs at the liability order stage:

  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Level of costs                 £82 £82 £79.50 £79.50 £79.50

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