Council tax disability reduction backdating
Got back from holiday recently to find I'd got a refund in excess of £2k!!Thanks." When we first launched this system in 2007 it hit the headlines in a big way, making the front page of scores of newspapers on the same day Martin presented a prime-time ITV show on how to do it.
nce upon a time, way back in 1991, in time for the launch of its new council tax system, the Government needed every property in the land to be put in a valuation band.
For working age people, from 1 April 2016 the Government has reduced the backdate period from 6 months to 1 month.
For older people the maximum period is still 3 months.
So the flawed old valuation still dictates much of the kingdom's banding, which is why you could be paying more than your neighbour even though you live in exactly the SAME size property.
This may sound like a fairytale, but every word is true.