Collection statistics

RefDescription2010/112011/122012/132013/142014/152015/162016/17Target 2017/18
C6Percentage of council tax collected in the billing year98.0%98.2%98.2%97.9%98.0%97.97%97.20%98.10%
C7Percentage of business rates collected in the billing year98.9%99.0%98.3%98.8%99.2%99.60%94.92%99.10%

The percentage of council tax collected, in year, has increased to 98.0% in 2014/15, 0.1% higher than in 2013/14.

The percentage collected fell by 0.3% when the council tax support scheme was introduced in April 2013.  The council tax support scheme requires all residents except pensioners and the vulnerable or disabled to pay a proportion of their council tax even if they are in receipt of other benefits.  Previously, council tax benefit settled the council tax liability of those on other benefits; a scheme fully funded by the Government.

The percentage of business rates collected, in year, has increased from 98.8% in 2013/14 to 99.2% in 2014/15.

The figures above show the percentage of tax collected within the year of liability; collection continues beyond this point and the Council endeavours to collect all amounts billed.