Council Tax Advisors Helps Local Authorities Recover Almost £3 Million of High-Risk Arrears in 2017

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The leading not-for-profit community interest company has deployed its free consumer mediation and advice services to help UK Local Authorities recover £2,733,089.09 in the past twelve months alone – of debt often considered irrecoverable – while renters and home owners didn’t pay a penny for Council Tax Advisors’ services.

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We continue to work solidly to help our clients turn their frustration and struggles into sustainable Council Tax debt repayment, but acknowledge that Council Tax arrears remains a growing problem.

Among the endless list of bills that must be paid, Council Tax is one with serious consequences for both sides if left unpaid. For Local Authorities, vital services go under-funded and, for struggling occupants, the mounting arrears can often lead to enforcement action through Bailiff Enforcement Agents and the courts.

Council Tax Advisors is a not-for-profit organisation that has helped thousands of occupants at their time of greatest need, by providing free advice and mediation with Local Authorities. It’s a format that works perfectly, with almost £3 million of arrears recovered in 2017 alone.

For occupants, all services come 100% free at the point of need, starting with a full financial health check, and subsequent mediation between the client and their Local Authority, including appointed enforcement agencies. The goal is to work together to establish an affordable, sustainable repayment plan.

"We appreciate that being in any type of debt is a harrowing experience and having a visit from an Enforcement agent for Council Tax arrears can often cause people to feel socially excluded. By being open and honest with our mediation team, Council Tax Advisors can help members of the public get their lives back on track,” says Stuart Cox, Mediation Services Manager at Council Tax Advisors.

He continues, “We look at each client holistically, and work to identify any life issues, vulnerabilities and medical conditions that may be leading to them falling into arrears. We also call on our strategic partners, such as Utility Saving Expert, who work with our clients to help them reduce their energy bill expenditure and identity other areas of non-priority spending. When you consider we’ve recovered just shy of three million pounds this year, you can see the service is invaluable to both sides.”

“We continue to work solidly to help our clients turn their frustration and struggles into sustainable Council Tax debt repayment, but acknowledge that Council Tax arrears remains a growing problem. I want to stress again that our services are always free, and we urge anyone either in arrears, or worried about falling into them, to contact us without delay,” Cox adds.

For more information, please visit the Council Tax Advisors website

About Council Tax Advisors:

Council Tax Advisors is a highly experienced, knowledgeable and professional organisation dedicated to helping you resolve your Council Tax arrears issues. We have helped 1000’s of people set up affordable payment plans with their Council after having been visited by Enforcement Agents (Bailiffs). As a Not-for-Profit Community Interest Company, Council Tax Advisors provides assistance with Council Tax Arrears free of charge.

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