As a result of changes in the law relating to freedom of information and data protection, North Norfolk District Council will publish information relating to individual councillors who are in council tax arrears, which have resulted in Magistrate Court liability orders.

The recovery procedure followed by NNDC is the same for any tax payer who misses an instalment and is set out in national legislation.

Council Tax is an annual charge due on demand. However, legislation requires us to offer all customers a minimum of 10 monthly instalments by which to pay.

Legislation also dictates the subsequent process that must be followed when payment is not made. If an instalment is missed, a reminder notice is issued, giving seven days to pay the missed instalment.

If the tax payer fails to pay the missed instalment within those seven days, they forfeit the right to pay that year’s charge by instalments and a Court Summons is issued after complaint has been made to the Magistrates Court. A liability order will be granted at the hearing if the Court is satisfied that the debt has not been paid.