Councillors Council Tax Arrears

Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Reference
2017071127000073
Category
Request Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Response Date
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Question

Please tell me how many current councillors are in arrears on their council tax. Please also provide me with the total amount outstanding for all councillors.

Answer

Your colleagues at BBC Alba have also been in touch about this enquiry.  We sought to check with all of our councillors the properties for which they are liable to pay council tax as those properties may be different from those for which they are required to register an interest. We took the opportunity which arose from the FOI request, to look at all the information relevant in relation to their ability to vote when the Comhairle sets its budget. However, it is acknowledged that a response should have been submitted on the basis of the information held at that date - we are aware that one councillor has arrears of £14,446 for two properties.