And Stockport council owe everyone £90 each. When the so called pole tax was in force £30 each year was factored into the pole tax for the so called "can't pay, wont pay" The govt knew that certain people would not or could not pay this tax. Therefore to compensate for this the £30 was added to everyones tax. As quite rightly pointed out by Marplian Stockport kept on after the non poll tax payers and was bosting about having over 90% collection records for the poll tax. This then means that the £30 you and I paid and the £30 the "Can't pay, won't payers also had £30 collected in taxes. This meant the council actually made a profit from the "poll" tax which is illegal. I asked the council for a rebate years ago and was told the money was transfered over to the new council tax and that without it the new tax would be far more than it was. I say the council still owe all poll tax payers £90 rebate because the poll tax ran for 3yrs.