Council's bailiffs reeling in Peckham's tax debts

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Communities, Legal

Peckham and Borough residents who repeatedly refuse to pay their council tax are being visited by bailiffs. Southwark Council has assembled an army of 50 debt-collectors to try and recoup thousands of pounds in unpaid tax. So far the impromptu visits have resulted in £80,000 in cash being collected, including £20,000 secured under short-term arrangements. The campaign has also seen nine vehicles clamped to ensure that resident's pay their debts. The unannounced visits took place ...

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