Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government publish data on collection rates for Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rates in England for 2020 to 2021

posted on 24 June 2021, updated on 24 June 2021

On the 23 June 2021 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published data regarding collection rates for Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rates. In 2020-21 English local authorities collected a total of £32.2 billion in council tax, irrespective of the year to which it related.

As at 31 March 2021, the total amount of council tax still outstanding amounted to £4.4 billion. This is a cumulative figure and includes arrears that may stretch back a number of years and is an increase of £841 million over the figure for 2019-20. It is higher than in previous years due to the Covid-19 pandemic temporarily reducing or delaying recovery action during 2020-21.

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