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Council Tax

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 20 January 2009

10. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of (a) penalties and (b) enforcement procedures for non-payment of council tax. (248948)

No specific assessment has been made of council tax penalties and enforcement, but collection rates have improved every year for the last eight years, underlying the efforts of all councils and the effectiveness of the system.