Council Tax and 'Freeman of the Land'

Can I withhold payment of my Council Tax bill?

Anyone who withholds payment will be subject to recovery action against them.

This could lead to committal proceedings, or even a prison sentence, as in the Manchester Magistrates' court vs McKenzie (2015) case, where an individual who attempted to use similar 'freeman on the land' defences in court ended up in prison for 40 days. 

We strongly advise that rather than relying on internet sources or forum statements which are questionable at best and may be incorrect or misleading that you seek proper legal advice.