Wednesday, January 9, 2008
2.3 million households not paying council tax
Millions of bills going unpaid in the past six months as household budgets stretch to breaking point
Household budgets across the country are being squeezed to breaking point with millions of bills going unpaid in the past six months alone, according to new research by MoneyExpert.com...The independent financial comparison website says as many as 6.9 million bills went unpaid since June last year and warns that many more people's finances could begin to feel the effects as energy prices begin to rise again and credit becomes increasingly hard to come by. The MoneyExpert.com figures show that of all household bills people are most likely to overlook their council tax bill, with a staggering 2.3 million** people - around one in twenty adults - claiming to have paid their council tax late or not at all in the past six months.