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Warning: Beware scam calls about the Government's £150 council tax rebate

Households should beware cold callers asking for their bank account details in order to seemingly pay them the Government’s £150 council tax rebate as it’s likely to be a scam. MoneySavingExpert.com has seen a number of reports from councils urging residents to beware fraudsters, while officials have also cautioned households to watch out.

16 April 2022

Growing numbers told they won't get £150 council tax rebate this month with further delays expected - but set up your direct debit now

People should brace for the prospect that the £150 council tax rebate might not come in April, with reports of local councils informing residents that a software issue has caused delays. Make sure you’ve set up a direct debit now to help prevent further delays.

6 April 2022

Households in council tax bands A-D to get £150 as part of a nationwide energy crisis support package

Millions of households in England will get £150 off their council tax bills, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced

5 April 2022

Council tax bills to rise from 1 April - here's what's happening and what to do about it

Council tax bills are set to rise for millions of households from 1 April, with the majority seeing total increases of around 3%. We've tips on how to reduce your bill below and a list of how much local councils will charge across England, Scotland and Wales.

29 March 2022

Urgent support needed as 2.8m people with mental health problems fall into council tax debt, says charity

Action is needed from the Government and local councils to help support millions of people in council tax arrears.

11 November 2021

Over 130 councils set to raise tax by 4% this year – see if you can cut yours

Almost 90% of local authorities in England which provide care services are looking to raise council tax this year by the maximum permitted amount of 4%, according to new analysis

26 February 2020

Council tax bills may rise by up to 4% from April

Some local authorities in England will be able to raise council tax by up to 4% in April 2020

23 December 2019

April price rises have kicked in - act now to beat the hikes

A new wave of price hikes hit today, from council tax and prescriptions to energy and broadband - and while you can't stop the rises, there are still plenty of ways to cut these bills

1 April 2019

Wales to help 'severely mentally impaired' get council tax discount after MSE campaign

The Welsh government is launching new guidance material to help more severely mentally impaired (SMI) people get access to the council tax discount, following a successful campaign by MoneySavingExpert.com.

25 September 2018

Average council tax bill in England set to rise by 5.1%

The average band D council tax in England will rise by £80 this year, the Government has announced

28 March 2018