Other


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Maldon District Council (17 011 428)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 03-Nov-2017

    Summary: Mr X complains on behalf of his client that the Council will not backdate rate relief on a business premises. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because there is no evidence of fault.

  • Mole Valley District Council (17 002 258)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 01-Nov-2017

    Summary: Mr X complains that the Council has delayed recovering unpaid non domestic business rates and council tax. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because the matter is out of time and the matter has been reasonably remedied.

  • West Lindsey District Council (17 010 117)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 26-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint about the Council's council tax and national non-domestic rates court action. We cannot investigate complaints about the Council's commencement and conduct of court proceedings and we cannot achieve the outcome Mr B wants.

  • Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council (17 004 341)

    Statement Not upheld Other 23-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Council acted without fault when considering an application for a discretionary housing payment and for representation at an appeal tribunal.

  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (17 002 854)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 23-Oct-2017

    Summary: Mr B should challenge any concerns he has about the liability orders at the upcoming court hearing because it is the expert body to make binding decisions. The Ombudsman cannot consider matters that are going to be considered by the court and therefore we have discontinued our investigation.

  • Southampton City Council (17 005 646)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 17-Oct-2017

    Summary: Mr X complains about the way the Council has sought to recover business rates arrears. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because part of it is out of time and there is no evidence of fault by the Council.

  • London Borough of Ealing (16 017 617)

    Statement Not upheld Other 16-Oct-2017

    Summary: There is no evidence of fault in the way the Council dealt with Mr X's application for housing benefit in August 2015.

  • Hambleton District Council (17 009 751)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 12-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint about business rates. A court of law is the appropriate body to decide whether or not Mr B is liable to pay the business rates.

  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets (17 008 911)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 28-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint about the way the Council dealt with business rates issues. Part of the complaint is late, it is reasonable to expect Mr B to refer any Freedom of Information Act or personal data issues to the Information Commissioner, the Ombudsman cannot investigate complaints about the Council's commencement or conduct of court proceedings and he cannot overrule the court's decision on Mr B's liability for business rates.

  • Exeter City Council (17 008 574)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Other 25-Sep-2017

    Summary: Mrs X complains that the Council has imposed an additional transition premium to her business rates. The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint because there is no evidence of fault by the Council.

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