Southend Council slammed for writing off £2m in unpaid debts while imposing major cuts to services - Basildon Recorder

Harry Davis, campaign manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “When councils should be tightening their belts, they really cannot afford not to collect huge amounts of money they are owed.

“Of course there will be those who struggle to make ends meet, but councils have to differentiate between taxpayers who can’t afford to pay their bills and those who refuse.

“Southend Council must learn the lesson from their mistakes because it’s not fair on ordinary, law-abiding taxpayers for others to get away without paying their share.”

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Southend Council slammed for writing off £2m in unpaid debts while imposing major cuts to services - Basildon Recorder
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