Council tax cheats in East Staffordshire owe more than £800,000

July 13, 2017 at 6pm

A spokesman for the Taxpayers' Alliance, a campaigning group dedicated to reforming taxes, cutting spending and protecting taxpayers, said: "Tough action should be taken on those who refuse, while others who are simply struggling with rising bills should be helped with easier ways to pay. Keeping council tax low is the easiest way to ensure people don't struggle to pay, while the council should always differentiate those who can't pay and those who won't pay."

Residents in East Staffordshire currently pay some of the lowest council tax rates in the country, with an average band D property costing £1,500 a year.

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