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Single Person Discount Review

We are currently conducting a review of all single person discounts for residents who live alone.  This exercise is being undertaken by Civica on our behalf.  

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Council Tax

Council Tax Distribution Coin Chart

Most of the money for providing services to you comes from central Government and other grants. In Wyre Forest, just under £6 million is collected through Council Tax.

We collect the Council Tax on behalf of all of the authorities shown on the pie chart. The total amount is then split to provide the services that are part of your everyday life.

In 2016/17 residents will be paying £1623.25 per year on average (for a Band D property) of that, £205.36 goes to the District Council, which is just £3.95 per week. 

View our information leaflet ,View Council Tax amounts for 2016/17 and how your money is spent

Financial help is available to residents within the Wyre Forest area to help towards Council Tax liabilities. 

Please be aware that if you don't pay your Council Tax bill and your account is passed to Enforcement Agents an immediate fee of £75.00 will be added to the outstanding balance of your account.  View our Debt Recovery Policy

Difficulty Paying your Bill?

If you are experiencing problems paying your bill there are options available to help you. 


Discounts, Rebates, Reductions and Exemptions

We may be able to give a reduce your bill if you fit certain criteria. Find out about discounts (for single people or for those who are severely mentally impaired), reductions for disabled people and Second Adult Rebate.



Received a New Bill?

We send out annual Council Tax bills in March. If you receive a new bill during the year there will be a ‘Reason for Bill’ comment


Bands and Valuations

Information regarding Council Tax Bands and Valuations, and how to appeal if you feel your property is in the wrong band.


My Tax and Benefits

When you register online for My Tax & Benefits, you can set up Direct Debits online and check when instalments are due, check the balance outstanding and see what discounts are being applied to your account


Universal Credit

If you claim Universal Credit, help with your Council Tax is not included. Therefore you will still need to apply for help with paying your Council Tax Bill 


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