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.