Council Tax helps pay for local services like policing and rubbish collection. Council Tax applies to all domestic properties, including houses, bungalows, flats, maisonettes, mobile homes and houseboats, whether owned or rented.
Based on the value of properties at 1 April 1991, this money is used to fund the services provided by the council.
Business rates (or non-domestic rates) are charged on non-domestic premises, including most commercial properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories.
The council charges and collects non-domestic rates from businesses based on the rateable value set by the Valuation Office Agency www.voa.gov.uk .
Benefits and Reductions
If you are on a low income, whether you are working or not, and need financial help to pay all or part of your rent, you may be able to get Housing Benefit . It is available to council, housing association and private tenants. Click here to find out more or call us on 01293 438611.
To get a personal estimate of the amount of housing benefit you could get, try our benefits calculator .
Discretionary Housing Payments are extra payments paid to people claiming Housing Benefit, when they need further help with their rent costs. Or in some cases they can also help with rent in advance or a deposit.
If you’re on a low income, whether you’re working or not, and need financial help to pay your Council Tax bill, you may be able to get help from the Council Tax Reduction Scheme. Click here to find out more or call us on 01293 438611.
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(01293) 438611 (benefit)
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