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Request 18834

18 March 2016

Applicant type: Journalist

1) Please list the universities and colleges that supply lists of students for the purpose of verifying entitlement to class N exemption for Council Tax.

2) For FY 2014-15, what is the average uncollected Council Tax debt per dwelling? How many of these debts are (or CT debt generally) uncollected because the liable party has moved out?

Response

Advice given - 11 April 2016

1) We receive information from Kingston University and St Marys University for the purpose of assisting with the verification of student discounts and exemptions.

2) For 2014/15 the current amount of outstanding Council Tax is £1,134,701.94 at the end of 2014/15 we had 83,082 properties which gives an average of £13.66. We do not hold information about the reason for individual arrears.

Please note that our responses were accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of release, and have not subsequently been updated. This information should be considered an historical record only.

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