PUBLISHED: 09:22 07 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:15 07 November 2017 Tom Horton The council have been accused of ‘seeing who they can squeeze’. Archant Town hall bosses have been accused of ‘seeing who they can squeeze’ by sending out demands for council tax arrears stretching back as much as 13 years. Angry residents claim in some cases they are being threatened with a visit from a bailiff unless they settle their debts in a little over a week. The Post has seen bills the council has recently sent out including one for arrears accrued in 2004 by Christopher Jones. The law states liability orders must be issued within six years of the date on which they are due. The demands sent out by the council claim liability orders were issued at the time – but some residents who have not been contacted for years dispute whether the town hall ever told them money was owed. Christopher, who owes £700, said he is “disgusted”. Some residents suspect the council, because of a lack of funding, is trying to recoup money by finding payments it failed to collect years ago. Paul Lambert, who has been billed after failing to pay four… Read full this story
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