“COUNCIL TAX CHANGE”

English: This is what council tax is for: Mont...

English: This is what council tax is for: Montague Road, Warwick (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Government is to give people in England the legal right to pay annual council tax bills in 12, rather than the current 10, monthly instalments. The change would mean the expense is spread over the entire year, with the government saying it wants to “help people with their cost of living“. Ministers also want councils to use more electronic billing. In addition, the government has also confirmed that up to 300,000 families in England could benefit from plans to scrap separate council tax charges for occupied annexes. Currently only people over the age of 65, in so-called “granny flats”, are exempt from payments.

So what is your view on this government proposal?

 

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