As a student in full-time education, do you need to pay council tax? Find out about the council tax exemption for students.
Many of us have seen our council tax bills go up by around 5% since April, the maximum allowed, leaving plenty to question how their council tax is calculated. Council tax helps fund a long list of local services such as bin collections, police and fire services, support for the elderly, street cleaning and looking […]
Council tax is one of the big bills most of us have to pay every month, so it’s useful to see if you are eligible for discounts. Council tax was just one of a host of household bills which rose in cost earlier this year, with typical bills increasing by an average of 5.1% back […]
If you’re entitled to a council tax reduction or discount, be sure to act on it. Here we look at how you could pay less council tax.
Council tax bands explained, including how they’re calculated, how to check them and how to challenge your council tax band.
Council tax may be the last thing on your mind when you are packing boxes to move home. But it’s important to be in the know about your council tax responsibility so you don’t end up not paying for something you should – or paying for something you shouldn’t. How much council tax you pay […]
If you pay council tax, there are several reasons why you could be eligible for a council tax reduction. Being on low income is one of them. You may be able to get a discount of up to 100% on your council tax bill if you have a low income. This is known as the council tax […]
If you’re 18 or over, not in full-time education and live in a property that you rent you will need to pay council tax. Council tax is an annual fee that you pay to your local authority for local services such as rubbish collection, street lighting and park maintenance. How much council tax you pay […]
Disabled people may be able to get a council tax reduction through the disabled band reduction scheme. “For people living in a larger property than they would otherwise need, due to someone in the house being substantially and permanently disabled, the disabled band reduction provides one way to save money on council tax,” says Fran […]
Did you know that there is council tax reduction for pensioners? We explain how to find out if you can get one and make a claim. If you are a pensioner, there’s no blanket exemption from paying council tax, but depending on your financial circumstances and living situation you may be able to claim a […]
Council tax is a payment you make to your local council. The money the council collects is to help pay for services like bin collections, street lighting or to deal with those annoying potholes. Council tax is one of the big expenses most of us face each month. What’s more, it’s recently become more expensive […]
Households could be at risk of falling victim to the latest scams as they continue to wait for their £150 council tax rebate. Local authorities have warned that criminals are cold-calling householders asking for bank details to receive the Government’s £150 rebate. Councils have urged residents to be alert to the scam, stressing they would […]