Freedom of Information Request

Council Tax

Received: 22 December 2022

Dear Sir or Madam,

Upon inspection of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and various other legislation, I cannot find within any subsections any legal standing, obliging me to pay council tax, even if the council does deem me to be liable. I can only assume council tax is a request, however, I'm open to being corrected, after being shown by you, specifically what exactly obliges me to take liability. For clarity, I am not a corporation.

Sometimes legislation can be misinterpreted. I want to know exactly what information is being used by this council to take the stance it does. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provide the following;

1. Legislation(s) you can & may use, to create an obligation for any man/woman to pay
2. Subsequent sections you can & may use, to create an obligation for any man/woman to pay

I understand I am entitled to a response within 20 days of receipt of this request. I also understand that you have a legal obligation to prove the obligation of those you require council tax payments from, under the council tax (administration & enforcement) regulations 1992. If the information cannot be supplied, I will be left to assume there are no obligations that make me liable to pay council tax & that it is just a request.

Yours faithfully,
Solomon Salmadi

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download