Thursday 18th July 2024,
North Yorks Enquirer

HDC: Council Tax Dodging Councillors

HDC: Council Tax Dodging Councillors

Following FOIA disclosures regarding Councillors who did not pay their Council Tax without recourse to enforcement procedures at;


Hambelton District Council (HDC) is the next Council to provide a response to one of a series of identical Freedom of Information requests, in the following terms:

For each of the financial years 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 until the date of your response:

(1) which ELDC Councillors have been the subject of recovery action, either in the form of demands sent by letter or email, or by court action. Please specify which type of recovery action, where applicable.

(2) which ELDC Councillors have been barred from participating in voting on budgetary decisions, contingent upon Council Tax arrears of two months or more.

Only Councillor Claire PALMER [Ukip] features – having required a single reminder to pay her Council Tax during the 2015/16 finacial year.

Full marks to HDC for transparency.


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