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Council Tax and ‘Freemen on the Land’

The ‘Freeman on the Land’ movement, and similar groups, commonly believe that they are bound only by statute laws they consent to.

Being a ‘freeman’ does not exempt any person from paying Council Tax.

The liability to pay Council Tax falls under the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and later regulations. This is a statute created by a democratically elected Parliament of the United Kingdom which has received the assent of the Crown.

The collection, administration and enforcement of Council Tax is set by The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992. This gives local authorities the right to demand Council Tax which is used to fund essential local services.

Council Tax is not optional and not something you consent to. If you are liable to pay Council Tax, you must make your payments. Failure to do so will result in recovery action being taken.

Any reference to a person not having consented or there being a contractual relationship between them and the Council has no legal basis.

We will not respond to any correspondence that relies on inaccurate arguments that have no basis in statute.