Deal with Council tax fraud and non-payments

The following was reported this year: "More than £13.2 million in council tax payments went unpaid to Glasgow City Council in the 2014/15 financial year, according to new figures."  (ScottishHousingNews).

A quick way to recover council tax is to make it known to the Re-cyleing service which houses do not pay their council tax and stop picking up their rubbish. 

When 13.2 million is outstanding in council tax in 2014/15 alone whose to say what the years past totals are.

When a home is sold the conditions for the seller receiving their funds should be a deduction of unpaid council tax.

I am talking about homeowners not those on benefits

Why the contribution is important

When Glasgow City Council has to cut budgets a way to deal with lost revenue is to recover unpaid council tax.

Using the sale of a home as a way to recover some of this would take a passage of law and marking homes where unpaid council tax is not being paid and not picking up the recycling will cause those frauders to pay in a short period of time.

by hunter106 on January 21, 2016 at 03:47PM

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  • Posted by garyhurr January 22, 2016 at 10:40

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  • Posted by Claire1940 January 28, 2016 at 11:36

    I agree that further action has to be taken to recover costs but care must be taken when tackling families who are living under the poverty line. There must be a way of stopping people falling into arrears and those genuinely living in poverty.
    I agree with the sale of the property being used to recover outstanding council tax.
    Landlords should possibly be forced to include part of the Council Tax payment incorporated in their rent and as part of their landlord registration they will be obligated to pay. Anyone living in rented accommodation should have to submit a form to the landlord stating how many people living at the property and then they need to pay the council directly so it is split between the landlord and the renters.
    Everyone should be required by law to be registered on the voters roll even if they choose not to vote in an election.
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