Residents and businesses who have been badly affected by the recent flooding are eligible for 100% discount on their council tax and business rate for a minimum of three months, and longer, if people are unable to return to their homes or trade from their business.
In a report signed off by Doncaster Council today, which follows government guidance, this relief helps those who have been most badly hit by the floods.
Damian Allen, Chief Executive at Doncaster Council, said: “Some of our residents and businesses have really felt the impact of the recent flooding we have seen in Doncaster.
“It is vital that the council supports these people and businesses in their time of need. We have set up eight dedicated community hubs around Doncaster where our staff are on hand to help residents with immediate support both now and in the longer term. As well as providing this, we also recognise the financial impact so we have responded rapidly to the government criteria to offer these discounts.”
Discounts will be awarded to qualifying households and businesses automatically, without the need for an application, wherever possible. The council will contact residents and businesses if they need any further information to award the discounts.
Residents or businesses who need other financial help can find more information on the flooding information web page or telephone 01302 737888.
The full details of the scheme can be found on the following page: Council tax and business rates discounts for those affected by the floods
- Category: Council tax & benefits