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Council Tax: Arrears

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 17th December 2008.

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Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Labour, Scunthorpe

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local authorities may take steps to recover council tax arrears without using private companies.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

The Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) Order 1996 allows local authorities to contract out the collection and enforcement of council tax. However, it is a matter for each individual local authority whether they do so.

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