Benefits and tax archive 2016-2017


Archive has 924 results

  • London Borough of Barking & Dagenham (16 018 490)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Housing benefit and council tax benefit 31-Mar-2017

    Summary: Mrs T complains about the Council's decision she owes a housing benefit overpayment. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint as it would be reasonable for Mrs T to use her right to appeal the Council's decision to a Tribunal.

  • Medway Council (16 017 395)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 31-Mar-2017

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's refusal to allow him an exemption from council tax because of mental impairment. The Ombudsman will not exercise his discretion to investigate Mr X's complaint which has been made outside the normal 12 month period because there is not enough evidence of fault to warrant an investigation.

  • London Borough of Haringey (16 017 331)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax support 31-Mar-2017

    Summary: Mr I complains the Council has not assessed his claims for council tax support and will now not backdate his claim. The Ombudsman will investigate this complaint as it would be reasonable for Mr I to appeal the Council's decision to the Valuation Tribunal.

  • Selby District Council (16 016 937)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 31-Mar-2017

    Summary: Mrs X complains about the way the Council has handled her council tax and her complaints about this. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint as although the Council made a mistake the impact on Mrs X is not such as to justify an investigation.

  • Coventry City Council (16 013 703)

    Statement Upheld Council tax 31-Mar-2017

    Summary: Mr X complains about the Council's handling of his council tax account. A manager did not respond to one of his emails and the Council obtained a liability order without issuing a summons to court beforehand. The Council cancelled the cost of the summons and also the cost of a further summons. I am satisfied it took action to remedy the injustice to Mr X.

  • Redditch Borough Council (16 011 959)

    Statement Upheld Council tax 31-Mar-2017

    Summary: There were failings in the way the Council administered Mr and Mrs B's council tax account. The Council has agreed to take action to remedy their injustice.

  • Birmingham City Council (16 012 304)

    Statement Upheld Housing benefit and council tax benefit 31-Mar-2017

    Summary: the Council did not consider official error housing benefit overpayments properly. However, it has now considered these and decided not to recover them.

  • Thurrock Council (16 017 642)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Council tax 31-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Ms X's complaint about a council tax discount. Ms X has a right of appeal to the Valuation Tribunal.

  • London Borough of Camden (16 002 698)

    Statement Not upheld Other 30-Mar-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman found no fault on Mr R's complaint that the Council unreasonably and unnecessarily took enforcement action against his client for unpaid business rates. In all the circumstances, it was not fault for the Council to send reminder notices to Mr R as agent. The agent previously asked to receive correspondence about rates for his client. The agent did not tell the Council about any lack of authority to receive demands at the time. The Council followed procedure before starting recovery proceedings.

  • London Borough of Hackney (16 017 748)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Housing benefit and council tax benefit 30-Mar-2017

    Summary: Miss X complained about the Council's decision to end her housing benefit claim in 2013. As a result she says she lost her social housing home. The Ombudsman will not exercise his discretion to investigate Miss X's complaint which has been made outside the normal 12 month period because it would be reasonable for her to have appealed to the benefits tribunal at the time.

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