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Freedom of information request response - 05658

FOI request

FOI ID number
05658
Regarding
Council Tax reminder costs
Request

I would like to request a detailed cost breakdown of the costs involved in sending out council tax reminders for the last 3 years, including materials, printing costs, postage. This can be provided as an aggregate cost in total for that year, provided the number of letters sent is also provided, or a cost per letter.

Our response

Response

Your question was regarding a detailed cost breakdown of the costs involved in sending out Council tax reminders for the last 3 years, including materials, printing costs and postage. I can confirm that we hold the information in recorded form. Please find our response in table form below.

Item 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Paper 0.0048 0.0048 0.0048
Printing 0.0070 0.0070 0.0070
Envelopes 0.0180 0.0180 0.0180
Postage 0.3600 0.3700 0.3800
Total per reminder 0.3898 0.3998 0.4098
Total number of reminders 5,502 6,063 4,153
Cost of staff time annually 907.20 1,120.35 712.95
Total cost of all reminders £3,051.88 £3,544.34 £2,414.85

 

Response date
12 February 2019