Councillors Who Owe Council Or Poll Tax

Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Reference
2018032127000194
Category
Request Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Response Date
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Question

1) Can you give me the names of any elected members who are, on 21 March 2018, in arrears with their council tax (including any historic poll-tax arrears)?

  • If so, can you detail for each councillor, alongside their name, the total value of the arrears, and the length of time they have been in arrears?
  • Can you give me the names of any councillors who are, on 21 March 2018, in a payment plan to pay off their arrears?
  • Can you also release any legal advice or correspondence given to or about that councillor and their ability to fulfil their role under the 1992 Local Government Finance Act?
  • Can you tell me if the council has instructed sheriff officers against any elected official since 4 May 2017?

 

Answer

Can you give me the names of any elected members who are, on 21 March 2018, in arrears with their council tax (including any historic poll-tax arrears)?  Councillor Iain MacNeil. 
 
If so, can you detail for each councillor, alongside their name, the total value of the arrears, and the length of time they have been in arrears?  Councillor Iain MacNeil.  £13034.02 (As at 7/3/2018).  Arrears date back to 2006. 


Can you give me the names of any councillors who are, on 21 March 2018, in a payment plan to pay off their arrears?  Councillor Iain MacNeil. 

Can you also release any legal advice or correspondence given to or about that councillor and their ability to fulfil their role under the 1992 Local Government Finance Act? Email from Lesley McDonald, Head of Executive Office to Councillor Iain MacNeil on 30 January 2018.  “Just a reminder that you will not be able to vote on setting the Council Tax and budget next week as you have Council Tax arrears.  Don’t hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss.” 
 
Can you tell me if the council has instructed sheriff officers against any elected official since 4 May 2017? No.