HC Deb 18 February 1997 vol 290 c446W
Mr. William Powell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the arrears of outstanding uncollected(a) domestic rates, (b) business rates, (c) community charge and (d) council tax for each collecting authority in Northamptonshire. [15728]

Sir Paul Beresford

Estimates of the levels of business rates, community charge and council tax arrears for individual authorities are published regularly by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

The latest information relates to the position at 31 March 1995 and is available in the "Revenue Collection Statistics 1994–95" publication in the Library. Information on the arrears of domestic rates is not available. The latest available figures for the Northamptonshire authorities and the dates to which they relate are as follow:

Estimated arrears of:
Business rates Community charges Council taxes
Corby (31 March 1995) 211 1,189 451
Daventry (31 March 1993) 475 1,663
East Northamptonshire
Kettering (31 March 1994) 390 860 463
South Northamptonshire (31 March 1995) 1,092 368 205
Wellingborough (31 March 1993) 804 1,099

— No information has been published by CIPFA for East Northamptonshire or Northampton since community charge was abolished.

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