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Council Tax

Council tax levels, council tax discounts and exemptions, and the council tax support scheme

Council tax is used to pay for local services. As well as our own, it pays for services from North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police Authority and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority. The council tax level for 2015/16 was set at Full Council on February 24th and was frozen for a 5th successive year (news article).

  • Empty Homes Review

    In support of the government's initiative to tackle the shortfall in national housing, Craven District Council is currently undertaking a review of empty Council Tax properties.

  • Council Tax levels 2015/16

    Most properties are subject to Council Tax, which helps to pay for the cost of local services.

  • Council Tax - How to Pay

    Council Tax bills can be paid in ten or twelve monthly instalments, due on the first of the month. To benefit from 12 monthly instalments in 2015/16 please contact Customer Services by 15 April 2015. After this date it may not be possible to pay your bill over 12 months in this financial year.

  • Council Tax Reduction 2015/16

    The Council Tax Reduction adopted by the Council for the period from 1st April 2015

  • Council Tax discounts

    Council tax discounts can apply in a number of circumstances.

  • Council Tax property exemptions

    Some properties are exempt from Council Tax.

  • Council Tax - Disabled Band Reductions

    Your council tax bill may be reduced if a permanently disabled person (whether an adult or child) lives in the dwelling.

  • Council Tax Benefit - Backdated Claims

    Council Tax Benefit was replaced by a council tax reduction scheme in April 2013@ these notes apply to earlier claims.

  • Council Tax Reduction - new claim

    You can claim Council Tax Reduction if you are on a low income. This might be earnings (including self-employed earnings) or benefits such as Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance or Incapacity Benefits.

  • Council Tax Reduction - change of circumstances

    If there are any changes to your income, for example how much you earn, or the benefits you receive, you must tell us immediately, preferably in writing.

  • Council Tax Appeals

    You may appeal against your Council Tax banding or your liability to pay.

  • Council tax - second adult rebate

    Second Adult Rebate is help with your Council Tax bill if you are a pensioner and you share your home with one or more adults who are not your partner.

  • Council Tax Change of Address Online Form

    You can tell us about a change of address using this online form.