FOI Request - Non-Payment of Council Tax Due to COVID-19

Request 101002583878

All information on the inability of householders to pay council tax as a result of COVID-19.  This should include any report or communication which indicates the numbers of council tax payers involved, their reasons for non-payment plus any calculation of how much council income could be reduced as a result.  For clarification, I do not require copies of individual letters or emails from council tax payers, indicating their difficulty.

Response 25-09-2020

To provide this information would require individual examination of all documents received during this period, costing the Council in excess of £600. In accordance with section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, excessive cost, we are therefore unable to comply with your request. 

There has been a decrease in income for Council Tax, however it is not possible to pinpoint if this is solely due to COVID-19. We are therefore unable to provide a figure on how much Council Tax income could be lost as a result of COVID-19.

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