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- Statistics & Research
An annual report which includes information on amounts collected, arrears and amounts written off.
- In 2015-16, 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.
- 14 authorities recorded a year on year increase in their collection rate in 2015-16.
- Flintshire and Pembrokeshire recorded the highest in-year collection rate at 98.0% whilst Blaenau Gwent recorded the lowest at 93.5%.
- The amount actually collected in respect of 2015-16 bills, excluding council tax reduction scheme, was £1,319 million out of £1,357 million collectable.
- During 2015-16, billing authorities collected £30 million of arrears in respect of previous years and wrote off £7 million as bad debts.
- The total amount outstanding at 31 March 2016 was £85(r) million, of which £37 million was in-year arrears.
The report has been revised on 13 July 2016 due to errors in the data submitted by Neath Port Talbot and Cardiff.
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