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Local Council Tax Support

Local Council Tax Support was introduced to replace Council Tax Benefit and resulted in the abolishment of Second Adult Rebate.

Additional changes introduced were:

  • A 20% reduction in Council Tax Support for people of working age

  • Properties which remain empty for two years or more will be charged Council Tax at 150%

  • All second homes will be charged the full rate of Council Tax

  • Removal of exemptions and discounts for properties which are undergoing structural alterations and those which are empty.

If you need any further information about any of the above, you are welcome to contact the Benefits Service directly on 01642 726005 or call into the Customer Centre at Middlesbrough House and an advisor will assist with your enquiry.

You can make Council Tax payments online or find other ways you can pay.