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Star date: 8th September 2009

Over 130 People Get Council Tax Court Orders For Less Than A Tenner!

Do you owe Salford Council less than a tenner on your Council Tax?  Watch out there’s a court liability order on its way…


Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that over the last four years Salford Council has obtained liability orders on 137 people for non payment of Council Tax for less than £10. And, already this year, 21 people have received such orders.

The figures represent cases where the amount owing on the day of the court hearing were less than a tenner and break down as…

2009/10 - 21
2008/9   - 33
2007/8   - 42
2006/7   - 41

* Salford Council finally revealed the information after initially rejecting the inquiry from Dutch Antaris (see previous feature).  Dutch now says “it appears that it was a smoke screen and that the council is indeed taking people to court for small sums of money. The reason I was aware of this happening is having seen the order being made where the amount outstanding was £0.14”
 

debbie wrote
at 10:41:33 on 08 September 2009
I owed them £31 from 2 years ago, they took me to court without telling me. When i went to the town hall to get it sorted the girl dealing with this told me they have a blitz every so often on people who owe small amounts this is why it took 2yrs to tell me i owed 31 quid. This is how the council are raking it in take you to court, don't tell you and then get court costs= Simples
 
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