Councillors in Buckinghamshire have been heavily criticised for not paying their council tax on time after a Freedom of Information request found reminders have been sent to 13 councillors. 

The Bucks Herald report:

In the past two financial years, 13 reminders have been sent to four district councillors for unpaid bills, a Freedom of Information request to Aylesbury Vale District Council has revealed.

The council would not name those affected for data protection reasons, but Councillor Phil Yerby, Conservative, admitted he had received reminders.

He said: “I run a small business, therefore I don’t have a fixed income, which means I pay my council tax in chunks when I have it. I am very transparent about this.”

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.