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Council admits it doesn't know how many tax debtors struggle with mental health

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Renfrewshire Council has no idea how many of its council tax debtors have mental health problems.They say staff would have to spend hours sifting through individual files to find the answer.The admission follows a report from the The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute which has estimated 2.8 million people in the UK with mental issues are behind with their council tax payments.More than a third of people struggling with their mental health and interviewed by the institute say they were not offered any addition help from their council.Late council tax payments in Renfrewshire run to hundreds of thousands of pounds.Renfrewshire Council was asked by the Paisley Daily Express under Freedom of Information Act rules to reveal the number of

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