High Court give leave for Judicial Review into Council Tax summons costs

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Stan Higgleston (Account suspended)

Dear North East Lincolnshire Council,

With reference to Haringey Independent (7 October 2014)

http://www.haringeyindependent.co.uk/new...

On 7 October 2014 the High Court gave leave for judicial review in the matter of unsubstantiated Council Tax summons costs for which the council in question (in particular) had no way of supporting its costs which in one review had risen by 32%.

Speaking at the Royal Courts of Justice, Mr Justice Green said: “The issue is one of significant public interest for council taxpayers and for local authorities.

The council has withdrawn the summons against the appellant, “as a matter of prudence during this period of on going litigation” and waived the costs. (Ref; http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/...)

It is also reported that liability orders cases have been adjourned in Folkestone Magistrates Court and Magistrates agreed that all subsequent hearings will be adjourned until the matter had been dealt with by the high court.

Q1. Would North East Lincolnshire Council please provide all, if any, recorded information regarding the impact the impending case is having on its recovery through the Magistrates' court.

Yours faithfully,

Stan Higgleston

PPD - FOI, North East Lincolnshire Council

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Dear Mr Higgleston,

 

Thank you for your information request, reference number 8737_1415.

 

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Stan Higgleston (Account suspended)

Dear PPD - FOI,

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Stan Higgleston

Stan Higgleston (Account suspended)

Dear PPD - FOI,

In relation to this request I would like to know if North East Lincolnshire Council is in receipt of the email referred to in the link below?

http://www.taxpayersagainstpoverty.org.u...

If so, will the council be complying with the request.

Yours sincerely,

Stan Higgleston

PPD - FOI, North East Lincolnshire Council

Dear Mr Higgleston,

 

I am pleased to acknowledge your request for information, which has been
allocated the reference number 8803_1415.

Your request has been passed to the relevant department for processing and
you can expect your response within the 20 working day limit. If it will
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Please feel free to contact me if you require any further information or
assistance quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council

 

Feedback Officer

Resources Directorate

 

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PPD - FOI, North East Lincolnshire Council

Dear Mr Higgleston,

 

Thank you for your information request, reference number 8803_1415.

 

I wish to confirm that North East Lincolnshire Council holds the following
information.

 

In relation to this request I would like to know if North East
Lincolnshire Council is in receipt of the email referred to in the link
below?

 

[1]http://www.taxpayersagainstpoverty.org.u...

 

North East Lincolnshire Council have received this email.

 

If so, will the council be complying with the request.

 

North East Lincolnshire Council do not hold any information in relation to
this part of your request

 

If you believe that your request for information has not been handled in
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, you have the right to
request an internal review by the Council. Please be clear about which
elements of the Council’s response or handling of the request you are
unhappy with, and would like the Council to address during the internal
review process.  If following this you are still dissatisfied you may
contact the Office of the Information Commissioner. If you wish to request
an internal review, please contact me and I will make the necessary
arrangements.

 

Yours sincerely on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council

 

Feedback Officer

Resources Directorate

 

 

 

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