Survey results of how people use the Welsh language published
Today the Welsh Government and the Welsh Language Commissioner published the results of the Welsh Language Use Survey 2013-15.
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- Statistics & Research
An annual report which includes information on amounts collected, arrears and amounts written off.
- In 2014-15, billing authorities collected 97.2% of council tax billed, an increase of 0.1 of a percentage point. This is the highest collection rate since the introduction of council tax.
- 13 authorities recorded a year on year increase in their collection rate in 2014-15.
- Pembrokeshire recorded the highest in-year collection rate at 98.0% whilst Blaenau Gwent recorded the lowest at 95.0%.
- The amount actually collected in respect of 2014-15 bills, excluding council tax reduction scheme, was £1,249 million out of £1,285 million collectable.
- During 2014-15, billing authorities collected £29 million of arrears in respect of previous years and wrote off £6 million as bad debts.
- The total amount outstanding at 31 March 2015 was £84 million, of which £36 million was in-year arrears.
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