£1m Council Tax blunder by Glasgow Council

Glasgow council tax payers have been refunded £1million - after finance chiefs discovered they'd been overcharged for years.

Almost 1000 householders have received refunds averaging £1000. As well as stumping up for the hefty bill, council chiefs have also been forced to reband almost 1900 homes in the city following appeals from householders.

Today politicians expressed concern that services may be hit to pay for the blunder and warned thousands of others could also be overpaying.

The figures, obtained by the Evening Times under Freedom of Information legislation, show 942 households across the city have been given refunds since April.

The £1m Council Tax blunder (Evening Tmes, 22 November 2007)