Council’s collection rate drops slightly

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Amber Valley Borough Council has dropped slightly in the national league table for collecting business rates.

In 2012/13 the authority collected £29,728 out of a possible £30.029 million - giving it a collection rate of 99 percent.

That meant a slight drop of 0.1 per cent compared to the previous year and resulted in a slight fall from 30th to 38th in the national league out of 326 English Authorities.

However it is still the second best performing out of the nine council’s in Derbyshire.

In a report to be considered by Amber Valley Borough Council’s cabinet on Wednesday, November 27 Martin Hendy, Revenues Collection Manager, said from April 1990 to March 2014 the council will have collected £520 million.