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Notice of correction - Council Tax annual bill for the financial year 2021/22

Dear Taxpayer,

It has been identified that there is a misprint on the Council Tax annual bills issued to all taxpayers dated 1 March 2021.

This means that some of the percentage increases showing the change from 2020/21 to 2021/22, are incorrect. In accordance with Section 7(2) of the Council Tax (Demand Notice)(England) Regulations 2011 (as amended), please find below the required corrections to the information shown on that bill.

The correct percentage increase information is as follows:

  • The DMBC Council Tax increase that should have been shown for the current financial year 2021/22 is 1.4%.
  • The Adult Social Care Precept increase that should have been shown for the current financial year 2021/22 is 1.5%.

As supporting information these do not change the calculated annual charge and instalments due. Your bill remains valid and your instalments remain payable in line with your bill.

Please accept our apologies for any confusion caused by this error.

The Revenues Team


Do it online

Do you know, live with, or care for somebody who is living with Alzheimer's or Dementia? Depending on the household circumstances, a Council Tax discount might apply. Visit the Council Tax discounts and exemptions page to learn more.

Information, advice & guidance

About Council Tax

Council Tax is a locally set tax that is payable on your home. The amount of Council Tax you pay will depend on the band your property is in, the number of adults in your dwelling and whether any discounts or exemptions apply because of the circumstances of the people living in the property or because of the status of the property. It helps to meet the cost of the services we provide, as well as contributing towards the cost of fire brigade and police services.

Council Tax refund scam

We are aware of a phishing scam operating in our area and encourage residents to remain vigilant.

Residents have reported receiving telephone calls, emails and text messages from fraudsters claiming to be from their Local Authority or City Council. These messages state that they are due a refund from their Council Tax and request bank account details.

We will never request your bank details in this way. If you are due a refund from your Council Tax or there has been any change to your Council Tax we will send you a bill to show this. If you pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit, we  already hold your details and would refund you into the same bank account. If we do not hold your bank account details, we would send you a refund cheque through the post.

If you do receive what you think is a fraudulent call, do not give out your personal or bank account details and terminate the call. 

If you want to check that the contact you have received is genuine, you can view your Council Tax account online, or you can contact us direct to discuss your account.



Last updated: 21 April 2021 19:03:56