It is entirely reasonable to conclude that councils taxing social security incomes shredded by central government impacts mental and physical health, low birth-weight and shortens lives.
To the Leader and members of Haringey Cabinet
Subject and Purpose of the Deputation to the Scrutiny Committee
We are concerned that The Cabinet is deciding to continue to charge 20% of the council tax against social security payments in 2018/19 which have been severely cut by central government.
We are also concerned that Haringey Council enforces council tax by adding court costs up to 20,000 times a year and instructs bailiffs to collect
the tax up to 11 ,000 times often against social security payments.
We are also concerned that the undeniable evidence that low income and debt damage mental and physical health, and shorten lives, has not been fully taken into account.
We are in opposition to the proposals to continue to require social security payments to Haringey Residents to pay 20% of the council tax in 2018/19
With best wishes,
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