Council tax debt (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2484
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

With an estimated 218,145 children in London living in families who have faced council tax debt and more and more families facing council tax debt and enforcement action, will you recommend that other local authorities follow Islington and Hackney's lead and no longer refer vulnerable families in receipt of council tax support to enforcement agents?

Answers

Answer for Council tax debt (3)
Council tax debt (3)

Council tax debt (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Local authorities are responsible for setting and collecting Council Tax. They have taken measures to support local residents from falling into debt by forming debt coalitions to help support individuals in debt, provide access to affordable credit, and promote financial capability. I urge all London boroughs to do what they can to support vulnerable families in their areas.

This answer was received on 14/08/15.