Council tax collection deficit hits £500m

By Martin Ford | 27 May 2021

Councils will need ‘additional help from taxpayers’ to balance their books, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has warned.

The warning followed the release of figures showing an estimated council tax collection deficit totalling £509m for English authorities in 2020-21.

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