Information on amounts collected, arrears and amounts written off for April 2020 to March 2021.
- In 2020-21, billing authorities collected 95.7% of council tax billed, a decrease of 1.3 percentage points.
- All authorities recorded a year-on-year decrease in their collection rate in 2020-21 mainly due to the suspension of debt recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Neath Port Talbot recorded the highest in-year collection rate at 97.5% whilst Blaenau Gwent recorded the lowest at 91.0%.
- The amount actually collected in respect of 2020-21 bills, excluding council tax reduction scheme, was £1,731 million out of £1,808 million collectable.
- During 2020-21, billing authorities collected £22 million of arrears and wrote off £4 million as uncollectable. The amounts written off are much lower than in previous years.
- The total amount outstanding at 31 March 2021 was £157 million, of which £77 million was in-year arrears.
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