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You Can Get Fined £1000 If You Fail To Fill Out Census Form By Sunday

You Can Get Fined £1000 If You Fail To Fill Out Census Form By Sunday

There’s a few days left to fill out the short form.

Kimberley Bond

Kimberley Bond

Experts are urging people to fill out their forms for the 2021 Census, or face being hit with a hefty penalty fine.

You only have until Sunday 21st March to complete the survey, which is available to complete online or via post.

Those who fail to write out their Census information by this date could face a fine a fine of £1000.

Not completing the census could leave you out of pocket (

Those yet to do the survey can either fill it out in paper form, which each household should have received. If not, you can always complete the Census online.

Every ten years, the census gives the government a complete picture of the nation.

It also provides data on all the different groups of people across the United Kingdom because the same questions are asked, and the information is recorded, in the same way throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The form only takes minutes to fill out (

The Census is a key part of the government's approach to data, with the information used in the form to help the government develop policies, plan and run public services, and allocate funding.

Martin Lewis has issued a warning to people who miss the deadline on his website, Money Saving Expert.

"You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don't complete the Census," Martin's guide reads.

"It's an offence to supply false information or not to complete the Census, and you could be fined up to £1,000.

"Fines are a last resort though."

The guide continues: "In England and Wales, four people received the maximum £1,000 fine for non-compliance at the last census in 2011, while a further 270 people were fined an average of £218."

Those looking to sell only have days left to ensure their house is on the market (

If you'd prefer to fill out your Census physically, you can request a paper version by visiting the Census website or calling 0800 141 2021.

In other money news, experts have warned people looking to sell their homes should make sure their property is up for sale by 23rd March so buyers can benefit from the stamp duty holiday extension currently being offered by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Yep, Rightmove have worked out that the average time for a seller to find a buyer is 65 days, with a further 126 days to go through the legal process to completion.

Therefore, the 23rd March is the last day to safely put your house on the market in order to ensure their buyers can "make use of the tapering end to the stamp duty holiday by the end of September."

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