Our complaints policy
Freeman on the Land complaints
The Freeman on the Land movement and similar groups, commonly believe that they are bound only by statute laws they consent to.
Being a ‘freeman’ does not exempt any person from paying council tax.
The liability to pay council tax falls under 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.
Council tax is not optional and not something you consent to. If you are liable to pay council tax, you must make your payments.
Any reference to a person not having consented or there being a contractual relationship between the council has no legal basis.
The council does not respond in detail to any correspondence that relies on Freeman on the Land arguments that have no basis in statute.