East Lindsey District Council has warned residents of a new email scam promising a refund of Council Tax.
Residents in East Lindsey are being asked for their views on the local Council Tax Support Scheme. East Lindsey District Council is asking for the views of local people on its proposed 2018/19 Support Scheme through a consultation exercise taking place between September 29 and October 25. The Council is proposing to keep the Scheme the same as in 2017/18, as below: It protects those of pension age, and working age customers in receipt of […]
East Lindsey District Council have issued a warning after telephone calls about fake Council Tax reductions. The Council have reported that they have received calls from a number of residents who have been concerned about being contacted offering help to obtain Council Tax reductions. The callers have been contacting local residents offering to assist with their claims and asking for a payment to be made as an administration fee up front. However the callers are […]
Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick has cautiously welcomed the provisional government funding announcement. Mr Hardwick has also stated that he is planning to consult with the public before setting the precept for the Police’s share of the council tax. In a statement Mr Hardwick stated: “The income I received from the Home Office in 2015/16 was £65.9m. The provisional figure for 2016/17 is £65.5m. I cautiously welcome this, however the new funding formula […]
Spilsby Town Council have stated they will be increasing its Council Tax charge by 2.5% for the 2015/16 financial year. The Town Council’s annual precept for the average Band D property will rise from £48.33 to £50.80, an increase of five pence a week. Due to funding cuts instigated by Central Government, East Lindsey District Council has reduced their Revenue Support Grant for Parish Councils by 32% – reflecting the cut made by Central Government.
Lincolnshire Trading Standards is warning residents to be cautious of letters advising them they are entitled to a council tax refund as their property has been re-banded. A number of complaints have been received from Lincolnshire residents who have received letters advising them that ‘the company can help them apply for a reduction in their council tax bill’. The company then offers their assistance for a fee. Angela Kane, senior trading standards officer at Lincolnshire […]