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Council tax was introduced in April 1993 to replace the Community Charge (Poll Tax), and it’s the way you pay for the cost of having public services provided to you. Many of the services you use every day and may not give a second thought to are paid for in part by council tax contributions.

For example, some of the services your local authority provide for you and your family using your council tax contributions includes:

  • Fire, police and court services
  • Household water and waste (sewerage)
  • Rubbish collection and disposal, including recycling and household waste disposal facilities
  • Street lighting
  • Registrations of births, marriages and deaths
  • Administration of licences and permits
  • Administration of benefits
  • Libraries
  • School and nursery facilities
  • Housing, including council homes, and advice and support for older citizens
  • Health and social care to the vulnerable
  • Road and bridge maintenance
  • Maintenance of parks and open spaces
  • Funeral services
  • Education and training support and grants
  • Museums and community events
  • Leisure facilities, such as swimming pools, recreation centres and athletics facilities
  • Subsidising public transport
  • Environmental health and safety
Overview

Know your rights and your council tax liability based on your situation

Many people are unsure about the rules and exemptions of paying

council tax for their residence, whether they have to pay and what their money is going towards once they do.

This is why our council tax overview has been created to help, with all of the information you will need and a handy overview of council tax either for those just starting out on the property ladder or those who require a more detailed council tax overview for their current situation.

At Council Tax Advisors, we help with this as well as offering advice, an overview of council tax and solutions for those struggling with their council tax payments

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