High Court judgment on council tax reduction appeal

posted on 18 May 2016, updated on 18 May 2016

In Turner v South Cambridgeshire DC [2016] EWHC 1017 (Admin) the High Court dismissed an appeal against a decision by a council officer, upheld by the Valuation Tribunal for England, to withdraw Mr Paul Turner's council tax reduction.

The withdrawal was the outcome of a review of Mr Turner's entitlement following an HMRC decision to cancel his working tax credits. This review required him to provide a completed form to the billing authority detailing his ongoing entitlement.

Mr Turner failed to provide the completed form, and the High Court rejected his argument that he should not have been required to complete the form, which had formed a key part of his appeal.

See here for further details of the case.

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