Stop Jail for not being able to pay Council Tax. Please sign and share the E-petition to Change the Law
Council Tax Benefit no longer exists and welfare reforms implemented from April 2013 mean that most tenants and owner occupiers of working age, even if in receipt of benefits, will be expected to contribute to their Council Tax, perhaps for the first time.
What will happen if I continue to ignore my Council Tax bill or refuse to pay it?
The answer from the Government:--
" If you're struggling to pay your Council Tax...If you can't come to a payment arrangement (or if you make arrangements to pay but don't), your council can ask the Magistrates' Court for a 'Liability Order'.
This is a demand for you to pay the full amount you owe, plus costs...If you ignore the court order...Your council can send bailiffs to your home to seize property to sell...
If your council has tried using bailiffs but your bill still isn't paid, they can apply to the Magistrates' Court for a warrant to send you to prison...
If the court doesn't think you have a valid reason for not paying, it can send you to prison for up to 3 months."
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