Debt Enforcement Figures

We collect council tax from over 39,000 households in East Northamptonshire and the majority of our council tax payers pay on time. Four out of every five people now pay council tax by Direct Debit.

Our council tax billing and recovery team work very hard to ensure we collect council tax promptly and efficiently.

Equita Ltd, our enforcement agents, collect council tax arrears on our behalf only when all our attempts to collect payment have been unsuccessful.

We ask the courts to send non-payers to prison only as a very last resort and we make every effort to collect payment before we consider this option.

If you are having difficulty paying your council tax, you may wish to see our Struggling to Pay page.

 

 Year  Number of reminders sent  Number of summons sent Number of Liability Orders  Number of accounts sent to the enforcement agent  Number of committal summons sent Number of suspended sentences ordered by the Magistrates   Number of defendants committed to prison.
 2008/2009  13284  2864    1392  318  82  20
 2009/2010  12649  3167    1274  207  52  40
 2010/2011  12645  2889    1396  106  46  41
 2011/2012  11874  3083    1420  104  23  28
 2012/2013  11958  3020 2628  1376  76  39  22
 2013/2014  15809  3891 3112  1398  134  30  13
2014/2015 14896 4259 3432 1443 82 25 10
2015/2016 13750 3518 2782 1415 116 33 25
2016/2017 13311 3417 2948 1518 58 27 12

 

April 2016