FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

25 February 2022

I’m looking for more information on council tax refunds and dormant accounts. 

 

  1. What was the total amount that all closed or dormant council tax accounts were in credit by for the following financial years:
    1. April 1 2018 - March 31 2019
    2. April 1 2019 - March 31 2020
    3. April 1 2020 - March 31 2021
    4. March 31 2021 - present (February 25 2022)
  2. What was the single highest amount that a closed or dormant council tax account was in credit by for the following financial years:
    • April 1 2018 - March 31 2019
    1. April 1 2019 - March 31 2020
    2. April 1 2020 - March 31 2021
    3. March 31 2021 - present (February 25 2022)
  1. What was the total amount of money given out in council tax refunds by the council for the following financial years:
    • April 1 2018 - March 31 2019
    1. April 1 2019 - March 31 2020
    2. April 1 2020 - March 31 2021
    3. March 31 2021 - present (February 25 2022)
  1. What was the single highest council tax refund given out by the council for the following financial years:
    • April 1 2018 - March 31 2019
    1. April 1 2019 - March 31 2020
    2. April 1 2020 - March 31 2021
    3. March 31 2021 - present (February 25 2022)


East Herts Council Response

18 March 2022

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

    1. What was the total amount that all closed or dormant council tax accounts were in credit by for the following financial years:

 

Answer Figures Not Held

To manually extract this data would be over the 18 hour limit imposed by the FOIA

  • April 1 2018 - March 31 2019
      1. April 1 2019 - March 31 2020
      2. April 1 2020 - March 31 2021
      3. March 31 2021 - present (February 25 2022)

 

    1. What was the single highest amount that a closed or dormant council tax account was in credit by for the following financial years:

 Answer Figures Not Held

To manually extract this data would be over the 18 hour limit imposed by the FOIA

      • April 1 2018 - March 31 2019
      1. April 1 2019 - March 31 2020
      2. April 1 2020 - March 31 2021
      3. March 31 2021 - present (February 25 2022)

 

    1. was the total amount of money given out in council tax refunds by the council for the following financial years:

Answer

      • April 1 2018 - March 31 2019                                    £ 857,123.91
      1. April 1 2019 - March 31 2020                                    £ 844,687.85
      2. April 1 2020 - March 31 2021                                    £ 876,494.59
      3. March 31 2021 - present (February 25 2022)           £ 501,719.98

 

 

 

    1. was the single highest council tax refund given out by the council for the following financial years:
            • Answer
      • April 1 2018 - March 31 2019       £ 6,576.05
      1. April 1 2019 - March 31 2020       £10,169.86
      2. April 1 2020 - March 31 2021       £ 7,735.88
      3. March 31 2021 - present (February 25 2022) £13,742.71

 

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Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

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Thank you for your request.