Tuesday 11th June 2024,
North Yorks Enquirer

RDC: Council Tax Dodging Councillors

RDC: Council Tax Dodging Councillors

In response to a Freedom of Information request to Richmondshire District Council, 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 HBC 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 HBC Councillors have been barred from participating in voting on budgetary decisions, contingent upon Council Tax arrears of two months or more.

 the Council has provided the following information:


Richmondshire District Council is the second authority to provide a transparent response to a series of identical requests.

As can be seen from the above table, Richmondshire District Council Council Tax fares better in comparison with the performance of Harrogate Borough Councillors. (1st June 2016).



No councillors were barred from participating in a budgetary vote.

Further responses will appear on the Enquirer as they are provided.


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