Sunday 23rd July 2017,
North Yorks Enquirer

SDC: Council Tax Dodging Councillors

SDC: Council Tax Dodging Councillors

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

Selby District Council (SDC) 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.

The information below is from 09/05/11 when Councillors formally took up office in that year.

Cllr Elizabeth CASLING [Con.] was issued a reminder on 16/05/11.

Cllr_Liz_CASLING

Former Cllr Iain NUTT was issued a reminder on 16/04/12, 17/09/12, 14/05/13, 14/08/13 and 15/01/15 whilst a councillor. He was issued a final notice on 29/05/13 and 29/01/15.

Cllr Melvin HOBSON [Con.] was issued a reminder on 16/09/13.

Cllr_Melvin_HOBSON

Former Cllr Steve SHAW-WRIGHT [Lab.] was issued a reminder on 14/10/11 and 15/09/14 whilst a Councillor.

Cllr Jennifer SHAW-WRIGHT [Lab.] was issued a reminder on 14/12/15.

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Cllr Mark CRANE [Con.] was issued a reminder on 14/09/15. Councillor CRANE is the Leader of Selby District Council.

Cllr_Mark_CRANE_Leader_SDC

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