Issue - meetings

Council Tax - Civil Penalties

Meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet (Item 22)

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To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources that recommends the introduction of a Council Tax Civil Penalty Policy for those residents who make incorrect statements or fail to notify a change in their circumstances, fail to provide information or knowingly provide incorrect information therefore obtaining an incorrect council tax discount, reduction or an exemption from their council tax account.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that a Council Tax Civil Penalty Policy is implemented from 17 July 2019 which would see a £70 civil penalty imposed on those residents who knowingly obtain an incorrect discount or exemption from their council tax as outlined in Appendix A of the report.

Minutes:

Cabinet considered the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources that recommended the introduction of a Council Tax Civil Penalty Policy for those residents who make incorrect statements or fail to notify a change in their circumstances, fail to provide information or knowingly provide incorrect information therefore obtaining an incorrect council tax discount, reduction or an exemption from their council tax account.

 

The Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources placed the report in the context of current practice by other local authorities.  The Cabinet Member for Environment commented that it was right for people deliberately misreporting to be penalised.  The Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy expressed approval that the proposed policy would account for individual circumstances so that people who had innocently provided incorrect information might not face the penalty. 

 

 

RESOLVED that a Council Tax Civil Penalty Policy is implemented from 17 July 2019 which would see a £70 civil penalty imposed on those residents who knowingly obtain an incorrect discount or exemption from their council tax as outlined in Appendix A of the report.


 

 
 
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