Council tax


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council (17 000 930)

    Statement Not upheld Council tax 17-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Council has withdrawn the summons and costs in respect of Flat 1. There is no fault in issuing a summons for council tax owed on Flat 2 as it relates to a period when Mr X still owned the property.

  • Bristol City Council (17 004 108)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 14-Jul-2017

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's decision to take recovery action against his son for unpaid council tax. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint. There is insufficient evidence of fault by the Council which has caused injustice to Mr X's son.

  • Warrington Council (17 002 981)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 14-Jul-2017

    Summary: Mr E complains the Council removed his council tax single person discount and has not replied to his complaint about this. The Ombudsman has not investigated this complaint. Mr E had the right to appeal the Council's decision to a Tribunal and the Council has now reinstated the discount.

  • City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (16 018 343)

    Statement Upheld Council tax 14-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Council delayed in dealing with an appeal for a backdated second adult council tax reduction. It then failed to end the claim when the complainant told it her daughter had moved out. The Council had now dealt with the appeal and paid the maximum backdating allowed, and it has written off most of the overpaid reduction. This has provided a reasonable remedy for the complaint.

  • London Borough of Waltham Forest (17 003 595)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 13-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about council tax liability and the Council's enforcement actions. Mr X has a right of appeal to the Valuation Tribunal and the Council has taken appropriate action regarding its poor service.

  • Pendle Borough Council (17 004 454)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 13-Jul-2017

    Summary: Mr X complains about the Council's delay in dealing with his request for council tax exemption. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because there has been an appeal to a Valuation Tribunal and there are no grounds for his belief that an earlier submission to the Valuation Tribunal would have made a difference to the outcome of the tribunal's decision.

  • Swindon Borough Council (17 004 233)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 11-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr C's complaint about an increase in council tax because of the Council's decision to create four new parishes in Swindon. There is not enough evidence of fault by the Council causing Mr C significant injustice the Ombudsman could pursue, and he cannot question the merits of the Council's decision itself anyway. It would be reasonable for Mr C to seek judicial review of the Council's decisions on new parishes and council tax if he is unhappy with them.

  • Bristol City Council (17 000 575)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 10-Jul-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr X's complaint about action taken by the Council to recover Council Tax. The Council followed national regulations and it is unlikely further investigation will find fault.

  • Birmingham City Council (16 018 815)

    Statement Upheld Council tax 07-Jul-2017

    Summary: Mr A complains about the way the Council has dealt with matters relating to his council tax liability. While there was fault by the Council in relation to some of its communication with Mr A, there are no grounds which warrant any further investigation of the complaint by the Ombudsman.

  • Salford City Council (17 003 699)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 07-Jul-2017

    Summary: Mr X complains about the way the Council has considered his application for student exemption from council tax. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because there is a right of appeal to a tribunal.

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