The Council Tax Fraud

This post has been previously published as a PDF titled COUNCIL TAX INFORMATION V14, April 2023.

Covers the council tax fraud: corporations, legislation, persons, personal data, obligation to pay, Direct Debit Guarantee, debt collectors, trespassers case law, court summons, magistrates’ court, liability orders, warrants, county courts, Debt Collectors, Vulnerable Notice, police, legislation to quote to the council, the notice process, how to make a court claim under GDPR, liens, and the Herefordshire Case Study.


If you know the law and your rights the corporations that form the legal and financial system cannot intimidate or coerce you into doing something that isn’t lawful. If you do your research and stand in your power you can refuse to be coerced and there is nothing they can do about it.

Financial institutions, the legal system, and government have used personage and legal entrapment to enslave men and women by tricking us into registering our names as a corporate entity through the Certified Copy of an Entry (Birth Certificate), Drivers Licence, and Passport. We then believe that this ALL CAPS legal fiction with the title Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms is actually us, so we unwittingly represent this implied corporation and therefore bear the burden of fines, taxes, tickets, and policies.

Their use constitutes an unlawful attempt to lower the status a man or a woman, which is above a public servant, to that of a PERSON, which is under a public servant. It also constitutes an unlawful attempt to gain jurisdiction, when no such jurisdiction exists, nor can it ever exist unless there is a provable cause where a man or woman has filed a verified claim (affidavit).

Together with the crime of personage or legal entrapment is another criminal activity known by the term ‘barratry’, which is a legal term in British case law that describes a criminal offence committed by people who are overly officious in instigating or encouraging prosecution of groundless litigation, or who bring repeated or persistent acts of litigation for the purposes of profit or harassment. Knowingly bringing false claims into court is something that the police, politicians, judges, and local councils are doing on a daily basis.

There is no obligation to acknowledge, believe, or adhere to written instruments such as Statutes, Acts, or Legislation authored by other men and women acting as public servants, unless you are property of the public servants who authored the foregoing written instruments. Since living men and women are not owned by the author of these documents or anyone accepting liability for these false statements, we have no obligation to contract with the author or anyone accepting liability for the false statement.

An obligation is a moral or legal requirement or duty; the act of obligating; or the state of being obligated. It is a legally enforceable agreement to perform some act, especially to pay money, for the benefit of another party. It is a legal bond by which one or more parties (the obligated) are bound to act, or indeed to refrain from acting, which is in essence a contract.

A contract is an agreement made by the mutual consent of two or more persons by their own free will.

In order to be legally binding a contract MUST have: Offer, Acceptance, Consideration, Full disclosure and be signed by two sentient living beings. Only a wo/man and another wo/man can sign a contract. A corporation cannot sign a contract with a wo/man.

Our duties, rights and obligations are created by such contracts and creating them without our agreement would be an act of force that is unlawful. Nobody has entered in any contract with their local council nor has anyone ever agreed to pay them.

Nobody can create an obligation for another man or woman without their permission. But that is exactly what your local council is doing when they send you a council tax bill.

When a corporation writes to you saying that you owe them money, always write back asking for verification of a contract with wet ink signatures, a true bill, and all of the material evidence to support their claim in the form of an Affidavit which means that a living man or woman must accept liability. Since there is no such contract, no bill that conforms to the Bill of Exchanges Act 1882, and no Affidavit (corporations can’t write them) the chances are that this won’t happen.


The first thing you can do is send an FOI request to the council asking for their DUNS Number, Company Number with Companies House, their ICO number, and their VAT registration number.

When you write to the council always quote their Dun & Bradstreet number – DUNS Number. Put it on the letter or notice you are sending under the name of the Chief Executive and the address on the left-hand side. Look up the number here:

They will also be registered with Companies House in England & Wales. You can do a search here:

If the result doesn’t come up try this search:

Also look up their ICO registration number:

As evidenced by the DUNS Number the council is a private, for-profit company charging for so-called ‘services’ (which have not been evidenced as consideration in any contract with us) and is therefore no different to McDonalds.

Under the Clearfield Doctrine, a Supreme Court Case, Clearfield Trust Co. v. United States, (1943) 318 US 363-371, when the State or government enters into commercial business it abandons its sovereign capacity and is to be treated like any other corporation. The Clearfield Doctrine strips the council of its “government” cloak and any protection that it offers. Therefore legislation that applies to all companies also applies to the council.