£31m unpaid Sheffield council tax ‘scandal’

Unpaid council tax has soared to almost £31 million – after rising by 16 per cent in the past year, new figures reveal. Arrears in Sheffield have hit £30.9 million – some dating back to 1999 – up from £26.5 million a year ago. Sheffield Council’s ruling Labour group says it collects ‘99 per cent of council tax’ but is pursuing non-payers and issued court summonses against 7,600 people in the...

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