Monday, 25 July 2016
Stop damaging health with Council Tax and Bedroom Tax enforced against vulnerable citizens with no income
Guest blog post by Revd Paul Nicolson of Taxpayers Against Poverty
STOP DAMAGING HEALTH WITH THE COUNCIL TAX AND BEDROOM TAX enforced against vulnerable citizens with no income.
Further details of the case for vulnerable people against Haringey Council and Tottenham Magistrates can be found on the TAP website.
I have been summoned to a liability order hearing at Tottenham Magistrates Court at 10am on Thursday 4th August Lordship Lane, Tottenham, N17 6RT.
There will be a demonstration at the court at 10am on the 4th August against the damage to health by the simultaneous taxation of benefit incomes with council tax and bedroom tax.
When the liability orders are granted by the magistrates to the council they add £115 to the council tax and rent arrears and are able to take one or more of the following actions:
"Instruct bailiffs to take your goods to settle your debt - this can include your car. You will be liable to pay the bailiffs costs which could substantially increase the debt. Instruct your employer to deduct payments from your salary or wages. Deduct money straight from your jobseekers allowance or income support. Make you bankrupt. Make a charging order against your home. Have you committed to prison”.
Haringey has been enforcing the council tax against the most vulnerable benefit claimants since April 2013, when they began taxing benefit incomes.
from the Reverend Paul Nicolson
Taxpayers Against Poverty
No citizen without an affordable home and an
adequate income in work or unemployment.
93 Campbell Road, Tottenham, London N17 0BF, 0208 3765455, 07961 177889,