£92 million in taxes uncollected by City of Edinburgh Council

£92 million is owed to the city in unpaid council tax, new figures revealed today.

Over £5m is still owed from as far back as 1996-7, when the City of Edinburgh Council was formed.On top of that, around £73m in unpaid poll tax is still owed by Edinburgh residents.

The figures, revealed following a Freedom of Information request by the Evening News, are accurate as of March 31, 2008.

Last year, just over £14m went uncollected, and over £11m is outstanding from 2006-7.

City residents rack up £92m in unpaid poll and council tax (The Scotsman, 9 August 2008)