Council tax debt (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2483
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Economy Committee's recent report 'Final Demand' recommended you should monitor London debt advice services.  A recent report by The Children's Society has recommended that councils put in place local 'breathing space' schemes so that when vulnerable families contact the council saying they are struggling with their council tax bills their account can be placed on hold for 21 days to enable the household to seek independent advice.  How many councils in London adopt this policy and would you recommend to all councils this example of good practice?

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