East Devon District Council

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Policy Council Tax and Benefits Penalty and Prosecution policy

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6. Performance monitoring

1 - For an effective regime of sanctions to be successful, it is essential that accurate records of all convictions and penalties are maintained. This will enable us to make correct decisions about possible sanction action in future taking full account of any previous offences.

2 - Cases will be monitored on a regular basis.

3 - In order to monitor and manage this policy and fulfil its duty to act fairly, reasonably and consistently we will keep records on:

  • The number of penalties imposed and the reasons for them
  • The number of penalties recovered in full, being repaid and not being paid
  • Action taken to recover the penalty
  • The number of appeals against penalties and the outcome of these