Council Tax – A type of debt that you particularly need to avoid

Myles Fitt: the harshness and immediacy of the Council Tax collection process is not well known

It’s March, so of course Council Tax (CT) is dominating the news again.

As the talking heads ponder the big political issue – to freeze or not to freeze – we’ve just published research showing that 170,000 people per month in Scotland missed a CT payment last year, and so got into arrears.

You may think everybody falls behind sometimes, don’t they? What’s so special about CT debt? Well, the answer lies in what happens to those people: what’s the consequence of missing a CT payment? You’d be surprised how fast and drastic the consequences are.

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