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Information on amounts collected, arrears and amounts written off for April 2022 to March 2023.

Main points

  • In 2022-23, billing authorities collected 96.1% of council tax billed, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points.
  • 7 authorities recorded a year-on-year increase in their collection rate in 2022-23 and 15 recorded a decrease.
  • Neath Port Talbot recorded the highest in-year collection rate at 97.8% whilst Blaenau Gwent recorded the lowest at 92.7%.
  • The amount collected in respect of 2022-23 bills, excluding council tax reduction scheme, was £1,904 million out of £1,982 million collectable.
  • During 2022-23, billing authorities collected £40 million of arrears and wrote off £8 million as uncollectable.
  • The total amount outstanding at 31 March 2023 was £198 million, of which £77 million was in-year arrears.


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