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Information on amounts collected, arrears and amounts written off for April 2023 to March 2024.

Main points

  • In 2023-24, billing authorities collected 96.0% of council tax billed, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points.
  • 9 authorities recorded a year-on-year increase in their collection rate in 2023-24 and 13 recorded a decrease. 
  • Neath Port Talbot recorded the highest in-year collection rate at 97.9% whilst Blaenau Gwent recorded the lowest at 93.2%.
  • The amount collected in respect of 2023-24 bills, excluding council tax reduction scheme, was £2,036 million out of £2,122 million collectable.
  • During 2023-24, billing authorities collected £42 million of arrears and wrote off £8 million as uncollectable.
  • The total amount outstanding at 31 March 2024 was £224 million, of which £85 million was in-year arrears.


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