A LOCAL council is owed more than £14million in unpaid council tax, stretching back more than a decade, new figures have shown.

And the figures also revealed that bailiffs were also called in thousands of times to collect unpaid tax on behalf of Cornwall Council.

The data, released under the Freedom Of Information (FOI) Act, showed that since 1999, the total amount of council tax arrears in Cornwall stands at £14,632,072.20.

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