Council Tax Collection Reform

Government pledges to improve the way council tax debt is recovered

Following concerns from charities, debt advice bodies and local councils, ministers are moving forward with work to create a fairer, more efficient and compassionate debt recovery system.

Local Government Minister, Rishi Sunak MP, has announced that the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (‘MHCLG’) will engage with charities, debt advice organisations and local government on changes to improve council tax collections reform later this year. 

"Council tax collection is essential to running public services, like caring for those most at risk, collecting bins and keeping our transport networks running."

"The experiences of some innovative councils show that council tax collection rates can be improved without resorting to unfair treatment of vulnerable people.""That’s why I’m pushing forward work to make the Council Tax collection system fairer and more efficient – so people are treated with compassion while the services get the funds they need."

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