Freeman on the Land

The Freeman on the Land movement and similar groups commonly believe that they are bound only by statute laws they consent to however being a 'freeman' does not exempt any person from paying Council Tax.

The liability to pay Council Tax is determined by the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and later regulations. This is a statute created by a democratically elected Parliament of the United Kingdom, which has received the assent of the Crown.

Liability to pay Council Tax is set by The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992. This gives local authorities the right to demand Council Tax which is used to fund essential local services.

Liability for Council Tax does not require consent and any reference to a person not having consented or there not being a contractual relationship with the council has no legal basis.  

Freeman on the land arguments have been considered and ruled against by the courts and it is a requirement to pay the council tax. Failure to pay will result in recovery action being taken and additional costs will be added to the amount owed.

If you have any concerns over the charging of Council Tax please seek proper legal advice rather than relying on misleading articles and templates online as a defence against Council Tax liability.

We reserve the right to refuse to respond to any correspondence that relies on inaccurate arguments that have no basis in statute and which use our resources at the expense of other taxpayers.