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Council Tax

Volume 407: debated on Friday 20 June 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost to local authorities was of collecting and enforcing the council tax in England for each financial year since 1991–92. [119994]

Council tax collection costs as reported by local authorities are tabled as follows:

£ million
1993–94347.3
1994–95410.6
1995–96352.0
1996–97333.4
1997–98321.0
1998–99315.2
1999–2000309.6
2000–01301.5
2001–02301.5
2002–031318.4
1 Budgeted figures.

Note:

Council tax did not exist before 1993–94.

Source:

RO6 forms 1993–94 to 2001–02 and RA form 2002–03.