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TARGET POLL TAX DODGERS RATHER THAN IMPOSE SURCHARGE - TORY LEADER

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Fresh efforts are to be made in Cambridge to prevent residents being forced to pay for uncollected poll tax, report...
Fresh efforts are to be made in Cambridge to prevent residents being forced to pay for uncollected poll tax, reports BBC Cambridgeshire.

With more than 10,000 accounts still outstanding on the now defunct tax, it has been proposed that residents be surcharged £10 each to cover some of the debt.

But following a meeting of city councillors Conservative group leader Graham Edwards said it was now a race against time to track down the larger debts and keep down next year's council tax bills.

He commented: 'I don't think we can afford at this stage to write off any debts, but it does make sense to concentrate on the largest debts first. That doesn't mean to say we are going to forget about the smaller debts.

'But if we are going to try and avoid the add-on to the council tax next year then we have to get a large amount of money in quickly'.
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