Aldous: Helping households with their council tax bill

Waveney MP Peter Aldous has welcomed Government moves to help households bring down their monthly bills by spreading council tax payments over 12 months, rather than 10.

This move will lower average band D council tax instalments by an average of £24 per month for 10 months, particularly helping those on fixed incomes, like pensioners.

The new right to choose to pay in 12 monthly instalments comes into effect from April. Local taxpayers just need to contact Waveney District Council to request the change. Households can continue to pay in 10 instalments over the year, if they wish - there is no obligation to change.

This latest move shows that the Government are doing all they can to keep council tax bills down for people who work hard and want to get on in life.

It comes on top of central Government funding to freeze council tax for the third consecutive year and the introduction of local referendums to veto high council tax hikes.

Peter Aldous said:

“The Government have shown that they will do all they can to keep council tax bills down for families and pensioners. For the third year running the Government are offering to freeze council tax, which would benefit local people if taken up by Waveney District Council.

“Residents in Waveney have already saved £140 on a Band D bill due to the Government freezing council tax. By making it possible for taxpayers to pay over 12 months rather than 10, households will be able to bring down their monthly outgoings and have more control over when they pay their bills. I urge any household who would benefit from this change to exercise their new right.”

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Peter holds regular surgeries at various locations in the constituency. Please call 01502 586568 to make an appointment.

Next Surgeries - 2018:
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