You can pay your council tax over 12 months instead of 10 - but Fenland Council hasn’t told us

THIS year council tax payers can choose to pay over 12 months instead of 10, thanks to a change in local authority rules.

The old system suits those who can afford higher monthly payments, then two months off in February and March. BUT it also suits councils who receive all the money sooner.

I asked Fenland District Council if it had told residents about the choice. The call-centre said it had been publicised - NO it hasn’t. Then said it would be printed on the bills - NO again.

The council has just issued a statement explaining why we all have to pay increased council tax, on top of county council and police commissioner rises!

Hidden at the end is the following: “Your bill is issued for payment over 10 payments but you can ask to spread it over 12 months.” That’s it.


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With all the pressures on household budgets, some would welcome the chance to spread payments more evenly, but they don’t want us to know about it.

So, if you prefer to pay your council tax bill over 12 months, call the council on 01354 654321 or visit a Fenland @ your service shop.

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JOSIE RATCLIFFE

NE Cambs Liberal Democrats

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