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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Council tax outstanding by year (£ thousand)
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TotalArrears of community charge1,2191,0591,0441,0431,046............
Arrears of council tax30,89732,33534,63936,25837,34040,66038,71442,11143,75244,41446,93547,47046,84947,89647,96647,13449,221
In-year council tax28,68927,51429,78930,45929,52330,66032,59935,92837,39136,74337,31137,69835,80036,05336,98137,00737,754


Council tax collection

Last update
June 2018 June 2018

Next update
June 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Council tax collection (CTC) data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
Local authorities

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
Arrears, amounts collected and amounts outstanding are net of council tax benefit grant from the Department of Work and Pensions. All figures include amounts collected on behalf of police authorities and community councils and the amounts received from the Home Office in respect of Class O exempt dwellings.

Data collection and calculation
The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Welsh Local Authorities.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Data are shown for each financial year from 1996-97 onwards.

Statistical quality
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Local Government Finance, council tax collection rate