- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Press Releases
Residents in Swansea East missing out on help with Council Tax
Local AM Mike Hedges today urged people to check that they were aware of the Council Tax discounts and reductions they could be entitled to.
As Council Tax bills drop through the letterboxes of homes across Swansea, households could be missing out on reductions.
The Labour AM has joined the Welsh Government and a host of charities to make people more aware of the range of support available, to help them pay their Council Tax bills.
You may be entitled to pay less council tax if:
• you believe you live on a low-income
• you live alone, or with people / children who do not pay council tax
• you are a student
• you are disabled
• you are mentally impaired
• your property is empty.
The Welsh Labour Government is working with local authorities and third sector organisations including Citizens Advice and Age Cymru. A new awareness raising campaign will be launched and a simple eligibility checker is available online. Reminders about the support available will also be sent to householders.
A full list of eligibility criteria is available on the Welsh Government website at gov.wales/counciltaxhelp
Mike Hedges AM said: “I am really concerned that thousands of households across Swansea East are not receiving the support they could be entitled to, with their Council Tax. There are many discounts, reductions and exemptions available and these are all listed on the Welsh Governments new website. A few minutes of your time, could mean significant savings to your outgoings.”
“I would encourage everyone to check the website to see whether they could be paying less council tax.”