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Councils demand Whitehall tax collection 'efficiency'

Councils have urged the government to become as "efficient" as them at collecting taxes, arguing this could make Whitehall an extra £20bn a year.

The Local Government Association (LGA) said tax shortfalls amounted to £1,370 per household in England and Wales.

Spokeswoman Sharon Taylor said councils had higher collection rates and central government had to "do better".

Mike Sergeant reports.

  • 14 Aug 2013
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