Single Person Discount Review
The Audit Commission reports that over £200m of Single Person
Discounts (SPD) may be inappropriately awarded nationally and as
such impacting upon the already overstretched budgets of councils
all over the country. As such Cheshire East Council, in partnership
with CapacityGrid are undertaking a
review. We will use a
combination of council data, third party data, including credit
referencing and specialist validation services. This is to:
- Confirm the discount for genuine claimants
- Remove incorrectly claimed discounts
If you have recently received a letter about your entitlement to
Single Person Discount, to ensure we have the correct information
please complete the online single
person discount review form.
Have you received a Council Tax Reminder /
Council Tax Reminder / Final Notices were issued on 18th
September 2014. If you have received a Reminder / Final Notice, the
full payment requested needs to be received by Cheshire East
Council by 7th October 2014 at the latest, to prevent a Summons
For further information regarding Reminder / Final Notices,
please visit the Reminder / Final
Notice section of our Recovery Process & FAQs page.
Should you need to speak to a member of staff regarding the
Reminder / Final Notice you have received, please note we are
experiencing a heavy volume of calls at the moment. Therefore we
apologise if you experience a delay in contacting the office.
Council Tax Payments to New Bank
On 1st April 2014 Cheshire East Council changed
banks from the Co-op to Barclays. As our Co-op bank account has now
closed, any payments made to our old bank account will be returned
to your own bank account, although there could be a delay in this
occurring. Therefore, the payment will not reach your Council Tax
or Business Rates account.
Payments should now be made directly to our new bank account,
details which are available on our Payment Options page.
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What is Council Tax?
Council Tax is a locally set tax that is payable on all domestic
properties. It is your contribution to the many services the
Council provides such as schools, roads, and rubbish collection, as
well as the Police, Fire Service and many other local services.
Some properties will be exempt from Council Tax.
For further details view the Who Pays
and How Much web page.
Contact council tax online
0300 123 5013
Council Tax Team available for telephone enquiries:
Mon 09.00 to 13.00
Tue 13:00 to 17:00
Thur 09:00 to 13:00
Fri 13:00 to 17:00
Cheshire East Council
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