There’s a good chance your Council Tax bill will be bigger from April 2018, so I’ve taken a look at the ways you can potentially save some money – and possibly even get a backdated refund.
Councils are allowed to hike your Council Tax bill by 3%, and some as much as 5.99% when the new bills are sent around in late March, adding yet more to the bills we have to pay.
But there are a few ways you might be able to save. Most of you should be able to get 1% or 2% back from a couple of banks, which is better than nothing. Some of you might also be eligible for a discount, and a few of you – if you’re willing to put some work in – might even be able to get your Council Tax band downgraded.
I’ve discussed all of these on this week’s podcast, and there are more links below.
This week’s links
Citizens Advice guide to who can claim a Council Tax discount
My review of the Natwest Reward and Santander 123 cashback accounts
Money Saving Expert’s guide to challenging your Council Tax band
Elsewhere on the blog this week
Is it worth selling old books, CDs and DVDs online?
The problem with price per unit supermarket price comparisons