Canvey residents could have council tax refunded

Canvey residents could have council tax refunded

Canvey residents could have council tax refunded

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Canvey residents could have their council tax refunded if they have been flooded out. 

They could be given three months refund if they can prove their homes were damaged in the recent floods. 

The rebate will also include the parts of the council tax which is paid to Essex County Council and the Essex Fire Authority. 

The proposal will goes before Castle Point Castle cabinet meeting next Wednesday. 

The move comes after The Echo told how some flooded out families were being forced to pay double council tax on both their temporary and damaged home. 

Last week Castle Point Council had agreed to give the families one month relief.  

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1:50pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Fab man says...

You can guarantee that the council will fight tooth & nail to avoid making payments since council tax is used to pay civil servants wages & pensions.
You can guarantee that the council will fight tooth & nail to avoid making payments since council tax is used to pay civil servants wages & pensions. Fab man
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7:01pm Mon 11 Aug 14

poortaxpayer says...

Tucked away hidden in the Council Tax Legislation is the power for any Council to reduce Council Tax by any amount they see fit to zero for any length of time they see fit. The Council can reduce the Council tax to nil until it is habitable again. If the Council claim they can't do this then they are lying.

Local Government Finance Act 2012 - Council Tax Reforms. Council tax liability may be reduced to such an extent as the billing authority thinks
fit, in particular cases and by determining a class of case (new Section 13A(7)) and they can reduce that liability to nil (new Section13A(6)).
Tucked away hidden in the Council Tax Legislation is the power for any Council to reduce Council Tax by any amount they see fit to zero for any length of time they see fit. The Council can reduce the Council tax to nil until it is habitable again. If the Council claim they can't do this then they are lying. Local Government Finance Act 2012 - Council Tax Reforms. Council tax liability may be reduced to such an extent as the billing authority thinks fit, in particular cases and by determining a class of case (new Section 13A(7)) and they can reduce that liability to nil (new Section13A(6)). poortaxpayer
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7:29pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Royr says...

The Echo were quite to tell "how some flooded out families were being forced to pay double council tax on both their temporary and damaged home." This is outrageous.
However, I can foresee a lot of claims for damp 'Axminster' carpets costing lots of money in legal fees!
The Echo were quite to tell "how some flooded out families were being forced to pay double council tax on both their temporary and damaged home." This is outrageous. However, I can foresee a lot of claims for damp 'Axminster' carpets costing lots of money in legal fees! Royr
  • Score: -1

9:52am Tue 12 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

It wont happen
It wont happen sesibollox
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