Pendle Council to write off £230,000 in unpaid debts

Pendle Council to write off £230,000 in unpaid debts

Pendle Council to write off £230,000 in unpaid debts

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PENDLE Council is set to write off more than £230,000 in unpaid debts.

That amount includes £62,500 of council tax, and £169,500 in National Non Domestic Rate.

Council finance bosses said all avenues to chase the debts had now been exhausted.

Stephen Simm, revenues manager at Pendle Council, said: “All accounts raised are actively pursued for recovery.

“Reminders and final notices are issued, payments by instalment are negotiated and where necessary further action is taken.

“Debts are referred to the courts and to outside debt collection agencies.

“Recovery is made through attachment of earnings, directly from social security benefits and through the application of charging orders. We also apply insolvency, distress and committal powers where appropriate.”

The 57 council tax cases being written off include 28 who have absconded, 17 who are insolvent, nine where recovery has been exhausted, and three who are now out of legal jurisdiction.

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9:04pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Excluded again says...

Most of this is National Non-Domestic Rates, that is money owed by businesses. If these businesses have gone into liquidation, there is no way the Council could elver recover the money.
Most of this is National Non-Domestic Rates, that is money owed by businesses. If these businesses have gone into liquidation, there is no way the Council could elver recover the money. Excluded again
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7:27am Mon 24 Mar 14

jenkinsroy says...

SO this is your excuse for putting up
the council tax .
This means they get away with it and all us
how pay our way also have to pay there.??
This is not right the money they own is ours to use
for things in our towns so it must be got of them
and not us.
After all where ever they pop up in the U.K. they must
live in a house and run a new firms so you know where
they are to start collecting there money of them and not us
I be leave you councils all over the country should have a
watch list for the people who do not pay and move to
avoid paying there way .?
And the same for the firms that shout down
and you have to right there deter of f has well after all you know
they will start up some where else in the country some where.
Then that council where they moved to can and should claim it for you the council that they owed it to.?
The outstanding money to should be added to there council tax
bill where they are at the time .?????
SO this is your excuse for putting up the council tax . This means they get away with it and all us how pay our way also have to pay there.?? This is not right the money they own is ours to use for things in our towns so it must be got of them and not us. After all where ever they pop up in the U.K. they must live in a house and run a new firms so you know where they are to start collecting there money of them and not us I be leave you councils all over the country should have a watch list for the people who do not pay and move to avoid paying there way .? And the same for the firms that shout down and you have to right there deter of f has well after all you know they will start up some where else in the country some where. Then that council where they moved to can and should claim it for you the council that they owed it to.? The outstanding money to should be added to there council tax bill where they are at the time .????? jenkinsroy
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8:26am Mon 24 Mar 14

Excluded again says...

jenkinsroy wrote:
SO this is your excuse for putting up
the council tax .
This means they get away with it and all us
how pay our way also have to pay there.??
This is not right the money they own is ours to use
for things in our towns so it must be got of them
and not us.
After all where ever they pop up in the U.K. they must
live in a house and run a new firms so you know where
they are to start collecting there money of them and not us
I be leave you councils all over the country should have a
watch list for the people who do not pay and move to
avoid paying there way .?
And the same for the firms that shout down
and you have to right there deter of f has well after all you know
they will start up some where else in the country some where.
Then that council where they moved to can and should claim it for you the council that they owed it to.?
The outstanding money to should be added to there council tax
bill where they are at the time .?????
Mostly businesses in liquidation.

If you can find a way to get money from Non-Domestic Rates back from businesses that have gone into liquidation, please can I have a job as your bag carrier on your private jet to and from your own Caribbean island? You are going to be one seriously rich bloke.
[quote][p][bold]jenkinsroy[/bold] wrote: SO this is your excuse for putting up the council tax . This means they get away with it and all us how pay our way also have to pay there.?? This is not right the money they own is ours to use for things in our towns so it must be got of them and not us. After all where ever they pop up in the U.K. they must live in a house and run a new firms so you know where they are to start collecting there money of them and not us I be leave you councils all over the country should have a watch list for the people who do not pay and move to avoid paying there way .? And the same for the firms that shout down and you have to right there deter of f has well after all you know they will start up some where else in the country some where. Then that council where they moved to can and should claim it for you the council that they owed it to.? The outstanding money to should be added to there council tax bill where they are at the time .?????[/p][/quote]Mostly businesses in liquidation. If you can find a way to get money from Non-Domestic Rates back from businesses that have gone into liquidation, please can I have a job as your bag carrier on your private jet to and from your own Caribbean island? You are going to be one seriously rich bloke. Excluded again
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9:18am Mon 24 Mar 14

HecticBigBoy says...

jenkinsroy wrote:
SO this is your excuse for putting up the council tax . This means they get away with it and all us how pay our way also have to pay there.?? This is not right the money they own is ours to use for things in our towns so it must be got of them and not us. After all where ever they pop up in the U.K. they must live in a house and run a new firms so you know where they are to start collecting there money of them and not us I be leave you councils all over the country should have a watch list for the people who do not pay and move to avoid paying there way .? And the same for the firms that shout down and you have to right there deter of f has well after all you know they will start up some where else in the country some where. Then that council where they moved to can and should claim it for you the council that they owed it to.? The outstanding money to should be added to there council tax bill where they are at the time .?????
It could be spent on education so people learn to write, spell and make better sentences like what you am done.!!
[quote][p][bold]jenkinsroy[/bold] wrote: SO this is your excuse for putting up the council tax . This means they get away with it and all us how pay our way also have to pay there.?? This is not right the money they own is ours to use for things in our towns so it must be got of them and not us. After all where ever they pop up in the U.K. they must live in a house and run a new firms so you know where they are to start collecting there money of them and not us I be leave you councils all over the country should have a watch list for the people who do not pay and move to avoid paying there way .? And the same for the firms that shout down and you have to right there deter of f has well after all you know they will start up some where else in the country some where. Then that council where they moved to can and should claim it for you the council that they owed it to.? The outstanding money to should be added to there council tax bill where they are at the time .?????[/p][/quote]It could be spent on education so people learn to write, spell and make better sentences like what you am done.!! HecticBigBoy
  • Score: 4

10:16am Mon 24 Mar 14

jenkinsroy says...

Excluded again AND Hecticbigboy

YOU TWO MUST HAVE MONEY TO THROW AWAY
SO YOU TWO SAY IT IS ARIGHT FOR THEM NOT TO PAY
THE COUNCIL TAX LIKE EVERY BODY .??
I WE ALL DID EVERY THING RIGHT THERE WOULD BE
NO PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU .??
THAT THINK YOU ARE BETTER THAN ANY ONE ELSE
AND AS FOR SPELLING AN EDUCATION I AM LEANING MY SELF
DID NOT HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF A SCHOOL EDUCATION
LIKE YOU IT IS HARD BUT I TRY TO KEEP LEANING ALL THE TIME
Excluded again AND Hecticbigboy YOU TWO MUST HAVE MONEY TO THROW AWAY SO YOU TWO SAY IT IS ARIGHT FOR THEM NOT TO PAY THE COUNCIL TAX LIKE EVERY BODY .?? I WE ALL DID EVERY THING RIGHT THERE WOULD BE NO PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU .?? THAT THINK YOU ARE BETTER THAN ANY ONE ELSE AND AS FOR SPELLING AN EDUCATION I AM LEANING MY SELF DID NOT HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF A SCHOOL EDUCATION LIKE YOU IT IS HARD BUT I TRY TO KEEP LEANING ALL THE TIME jenkinsroy
  • Score: -2

10:23am Mon 24 Mar 14

jenkinsroy says...

Excluded again

NO JET JUST A NEW WAY OF GETTING US
COUNCIL TAX PAYER NOT TO HAVE TO PAY
SOMEBODY ELSE TAX
THIS CAN BE DONE AND WILL NOT COST A LOT
YOU ONLY HAVE TO TYPE IN THE AMOUNT ON THE BILLS
YOU SEND OUT SO NO PAPER CHAINING AT ALL THE
OLD BILLS WILL DO THE JOB .
AND THE MONEY CAN BE TRANSFERRED BY BANK ACCOUNT
TO THE RIGHT TOWN COUNCIL THAT IS OWED THE MONEY
Excluded again NO JET JUST A NEW WAY OF GETTING US COUNCIL TAX PAYER NOT TO HAVE TO PAY SOMEBODY ELSE TAX THIS CAN BE DONE AND WILL NOT COST A LOT YOU ONLY HAVE TO TYPE IN THE AMOUNT ON THE BILLS YOU SEND OUT SO NO PAPER CHAINING AT ALL THE OLD BILLS WILL DO THE JOB . AND THE MONEY CAN BE TRANSFERRED BY BANK ACCOUNT TO THE RIGHT TOWN COUNCIL THAT IS OWED THE MONEY jenkinsroy
  • Score: -2

1:39pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Excluded again says...

jenkinsroy wrote:
Excluded again AND Hecticbigboy

YOU TWO MUST HAVE MONEY TO THROW AWAY
SO YOU TWO SAY IT IS ARIGHT FOR THEM NOT TO PAY
THE COUNCIL TAX LIKE EVERY BODY .??
I WE ALL DID EVERY THING RIGHT THERE WOULD BE
NO PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU .??
THAT THINK YOU ARE BETTER THAN ANY ONE ELSE
AND AS FOR SPELLING AN EDUCATION I AM LEANING MY SELF
DID NOT HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF A SCHOOL EDUCATION
LIKE YOU IT IS HARD BUT I TRY TO KEEP LEANING ALL THE TIME
No,but I know how liquidation of a business works.

The receivers pay off everyone in an order set by law until the money runs out. Once the money runs out, there is no more money in the business to pay for anything else and the company is dissolved so it no longer exists.

But, as I say, jenskinsroy if you can find a way to get money out of a business that has been made insolvent after all its money has been spent, get it patented. You will be a very, very rich man.
[quote][p][bold]jenkinsroy[/bold] wrote: Excluded again AND Hecticbigboy YOU TWO MUST HAVE MONEY TO THROW AWAY SO YOU TWO SAY IT IS ARIGHT FOR THEM NOT TO PAY THE COUNCIL TAX LIKE EVERY BODY .?? I WE ALL DID EVERY THING RIGHT THERE WOULD BE NO PLACE FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU .?? THAT THINK YOU ARE BETTER THAN ANY ONE ELSE AND AS FOR SPELLING AN EDUCATION I AM LEANING MY SELF DID NOT HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF A SCHOOL EDUCATION LIKE YOU IT IS HARD BUT I TRY TO KEEP LEANING ALL THE TIME[/p][/quote]No,but I know how liquidation of a business works. The receivers pay off everyone in an order set by law until the money runs out. Once the money runs out, there is no more money in the business to pay for anything else and the company is dissolved so it no longer exists. But, as I say, jenskinsroy if you can find a way to get money out of a business that has been made insolvent after all its money has been spent, get it patented. You will be a very, very rich man. Excluded again
  • Score: 3

4:41pm Mon 24 Mar 14

trajan says...

One way to reduce council tax is to replace VAT with community tax so that what was paid to the government in VAT will be paid to the local council instead I believe the people who are backing this idea are called UKIP.
One way to reduce council tax is to replace VAT with community tax so that what was paid to the government in VAT will be paid to the local council instead I believe the people who are backing this idea are called UKIP. trajan
  • Score: 0

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