For 2013/14 the maximum reduction allowable under the scheme was 91.5% of the Council Tax bill. The maximum amount of reduction a person will receive through the scheme for 2014/15 will reduce to 83% of the total bill.
Approximately 6000 households will be by affected by the change; though pensioners, those in receipt of disability benefit and families with young children will not be affected.
Council tax bills will be received by the middle of March and will explain how much a householder will need to pay. The council is urging householders to look at their bill as monthly instalments will have changed. There is information on the back of the bill which explains where and when payments can be made. If the bill is paid by direct debit, householders need to make sure that there are sufficient funds in their bank account when the instalment is due. The amount of reduction allowed is based on household and income details, and it is important that householders tell the council about any changes that may affect the amount of reduction they receive.
Please contact one of the following numbers if you need advice: -
(01472) 323362 or (01472) 323364 or our general Council Tax enquiry line (01472) 323840.