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Call for action on £31 million in uncollected Council Tax

Sheffield City Council has faced fresh pressure to stamp down on unpaid Council Tax as they set their annual budget this week. In November, opposition Liberal Democrats discovered that the Labour-run Council had run up debts of £31 million in unpaid council tax bills, some of which dated back to 1999/2000. However in the three […]

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Clegg celebrates £30m to fund Sheffield’s Council Tax freeze

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, has revealed that over £30m is being provided to Sheffield City Council in order to freeze local Council Tax bills since the Coalition Government came to power. So far the Council has received £21.6m to freeze Council Tax for the last three years. Bills are set to […]

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Lib Dems back early Christmas present with ‘festive freeze’

Local Liberal Democrats are calling on Sheffield City Council to deliver local taxpayers an early Christmas present by backing a Council Tax freeze. The Coalition Government confirmed yesterday that Sheffield City Council will receive funding equivalent to a 1% rise if Council Tax is frozen for a fourth successive year. Government-funded freezes over the last […]

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Sheffield Council mounts £31,000,000 debt in unpaid Council Tax

Sheffield Council mounts £31,000,000 debt in unpaid Council Tax

Sheffield City Council has run up debts of £31 million in unpaid council tax bills, some of which date back to 1999/2000. Despite promises to get tough, it appears the Council’s threats have proved empty as the total debt has increased by more than £4 million over two years. Local campaigners, fighting to save threatened […]

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86,000 could be hit by Labour “Bridget Jones” Council Tax bombshell

86,000 could be hit by Labour “Bridget Jones” Council Tax bombshell

Labour councillors have been blamed for attempts to hike Council Tax across the country, in particular for 86,000 Sheffielders currently living alone. A submission made by the Local Government Association to Government Ministers asks for powers to remove Council Tax discounts, including the single-person discount. The move, which would see single-people’s Council Tax hiked by […]

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