Fenland man who owes over �20,000 faces jail if he misses Council Tax repayment

A WISBECH man who owes more than �20,000 in Council Tax and business rates will face jail if he misses a repayment.

Fenland magistrates told Ivan Pope, 59, that he must pay �500 at the start of every month to clear his debts. If he fails to meet a payment he faces 180 days in prison.

Pope, of Hassock Hill Drove, Gorefield, had failed to pay �4,400 in Council Tax and more than �18,600 in business rates.

He admitted one charge of failing to pay Council Tax and one charge of failing to pay non-domestic rates.

You may also want to watch:

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter