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Hello, is there any set procedures/protocols a local authority

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Hello, is there any set procedures/protocols a local authority in England must use if they intend to withdraw a Magistrates' Court summons for unpaid council tax? Thank you.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Hi.
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Only that they have to inform the court of the withdrawal of the summons. They can do that by post or usually verbally at court.
Generally they do not withdraw the summons but the proceedings and the summons flows from that.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hello, many thans for your quick response. Sorry, I probably did not make my self clear. Are the local authority or Magistrates Court' required to inform the person summonsed that the summons has been withdrawn, and if so, and the person summonsed is not informed what are the consequences if that person attends the Magistrates' Court for the hearing? Thank you.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
They should really inform.
Failing to do so could lead to an application for travel costs.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Many thanks again!

Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
No problem and all the best.
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