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Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system.
Council funding cuts have reduced help for the old in deprived areas, study shows.
Survey finds 57% would pay extra to reverse shortfall caused by years of cuts.
London has seen a 51% hike in the use of bailiffs to chase down the debts from the capital’s poorest households.
Previously exempt households in arrears crisis as benefits are cut; while Liverpool city council is owed £10m in council tax.
Citizens Advice report highlights how some councils add extra charges to a debt, send in bailiffs and take court action before trying to arrange repayment plans.
Two debt charities have called on local authorities to end the practice of passing vulnerable residents Council Tax debts to bailiffs.
Disadvantaged areas will be able to raise too little extra revenue to make any difference, says influential thinktank.
Public accounts committee says cuts in local government could mean costs fall on other services, carers or people cared for.
Welfare programme faces significant design problems and needs serious reform, nine-month review concludes.
Figures show that more than 3 million people in England were taken to court by local authorities in 2013/14 over unpaid council tax.
Court rooms are clogged with people who have fallen behind on payments since support funds were axed, yet the rich still fail to pay their fair share of the tax.
Of the 380,000 families affected by the hated 'bedroom tax', 70% (270,000) have also seen their Council Tax support cut.
Council tax debt has overtaken credit cards as the most common form of debt requiring advice and support, says a leading charity.
Low-income working families and people in receipt of social security benefits may have to pay higher council tax bills.
If central government were as efficient as local government in collecting taxes then funding problems would be greatly eased, writes Cllr Sam Corcoran.
A draconian rule which saw 3,600 Sandwell residents being forced to pay a higher rate in Council Tax has been ruled unlawful.
Council Tax Benefit Axe Pushing London’s Poorest To ‘Breaking Point’ As 118,000 Receive Court Summons
Z2K and CPAG are calling on the Government to scrap this policy and return to a national, fully funded system of Council Tax Benefit.
According to a Labour analysis of the most recent available figures, Labour councils charge on average £334 per year less than Tory-run councils and £300 less than Liberal Democrat councils.
3.8 MILLION families could be just one paycheck away from losing their home, the housing and homeless charity Shelter has warned.
Press Release: Cheshire East Council Labour councillors supported a proposal to consider removing council tax discounts for single people living in houses above average size (band E and above).