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Council Tax: Tax Yields

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will publish figures for the cash revenue from council tax in (a) 1997-98, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08, broken down by billing authority. (191638)

A table giving details of the council tax collected in each billing authority in England in 1997-98 and 2006-07 has been deposited in the Library of the House. Data for 2007-08 are not yet available.

The figures in the table are shown in thousands and are the amount collected within the year, irrespective of the year to which the money relates. The figures therefore include both arrears received for previous years and prepayment of council tax for subsequent years, but exclude amounts funded by council tax benefit.

Comparisons across years may not be valid owing to changing local authority responsibilities including to the creation of unitary authorities.