Cost of collection and collection performance
2017/18 - Yearly Council Tax Collection
North Ayrshire Council collected 94.8% of Council Tax billed within the 2017/18 financial year.
There is a 0.1% increase in the collection rate from the previous year, 2016/17.
During 2017/18 there was:
- a 3% increase in the Council Tax charge, an increase in the multiplier used to calculate the charge for Bands E to H
- the removal of the 10% discount for second homes
- an increase in the Council Tax levy, from 150% to 200% for long term properties
increasing the amount to be collected in year.
During 2017/18, an additional £3.9M was collected, compared to last year, to result in the 0.1% increase in collection performance.
2017/18 – Yearly Cost of Collecting Council Tax
The Cost of Collecting Council Tax per dwelling for 2017/18 is £7.65.
This is a reduction of £0.02 per dwelling compared to last year and £2.05 below the target of £9.70.
The cost is affected by employee costs, administration costs and Corporate Support recharges.