Millions of pounds of council tax has been failed to be paid in Gloucester a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

This is Gloucestershire report:

TAXPAYERS have been left fuming after a £3.1million black hole has emerged because people have failed to pay their council tax.

The eye-watering figure is owed to Gloucester City Council’s collectors.

Yet next year council bosses will have to cut much-needed services to fill a £2million funding gap.

Taxpayers on the streets of Gloucester are demanding tough action on those that don’t pay up.

David McKechnie, from Abbeydale, said: “How can these people get away with it?

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.