This consultation ended 3 September 2018.

Consultation period:
11 June 2018 to 3 September 2018
Last updated:

Reviewing responses

The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.

Original consultation

We want your views on proposals to remove imprisonment as a penalty for non-payment of council tax.

Consultation documents

Consultation document

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Additional information

We believe that getting into debt is not a crime. We are consulting on proposals that will:

  • bring council tax debt into line with other forms of civil debt
  • remove an outdated and disproportionate response to civil debt issues
  • reduce costs and facilitate more citizen-focused approaches to council tax debt prevention