Archive for the 'council tax' Category

Bolsover District Council and another v Ashfield Nominees Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Bolsover District Council and another v Ashfield Nominees Ltd and others [2010] EWCA Civ 1129; [2010] WLR (D) 263

“A local authority which had obtained a liability order in respect of unpaid council tax and which wished to enforce it by way of insolvency proceedings was not obliged to do so within six years of granting of the order, since the presentation of winding up petitions in respect of sums due under liability orders for unpaid council tax were not within the scope of s 9 of the Limitation Act 1980.”

WLR Daily, 22nd October 2010


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Thousands bankrupted over unpaid council tax – The Times

“Thousands of vulnerable people are being forced into bankruptcy as town halls use increasingly aggressive tactics to chase council tax arrears. ”

Full story

The Times, 7th January 2009


Chilton-Merryweather v Hunt and Others – Times Law Reports

Chilton-Merryweather v Hunt and Others

Court of Appeal

“An increase in noise and pollution caused by growth in the volume of traffic on a motorway was not sufficient to justify a reduction in the council tax for neighbouring properties.”

The Times, 9th October 2008


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Couple in court over Olympics tax – BBC News

“An elderly couple from north London are being taken to court for refusing to pay the levy on their council tax bill which will fund the 2012 Olympics.”

Full story

BBC News, 3rd September 2008


CCTV and DNA advances add to bills but minister calls rises unacceptable – The Times

“Soaring costs of surveillance technology to combat crime and terrorism has contributed to the eleventh consecutive round of inflation-breaking council tax rises.”

Full story

The Times, 28th February 2008


Lie detectors slash council’s benefits bill – The Times

“Lie detector tests that analyse voice changes in telephone conversations are being used to catch benefit cheats. One local authority has saved more than £336,000 during a pilot scheme, according to a report published today.”

Full story

The Times, 18th February 2008


Council tax ‘barcode’ for every home – Daily Telegraph

“Home owners face swingeing local tax rises after the Government introduced a modern ‘Domesday Book’ that has bar-coded every house in the country, it was claimed on Sunday.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2008


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