Council tax band: ‘Check it direct’

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RESIDENTS are being urged to contact Calderdale Council directly to check their council tax banding.

Brighouse councillor Colin Stout (Ind) says he has had a number of residents from Brighouse to Sowerby Bridge contacting him about companies calling them offering to check they are in the correct council tax banding.

“If you feel you are in the wrong band you can ask the council to check it themselves and if you are in the wrong one you will receive a refund for that amount without any cost involved,” he said.

“Companies are sending out letters and calling people up throughout Calderdale. They are perfectly legal but there is no need to go through any of these companies.

“My main concern is vulnerable people will receive the letters or call and really think they are going to get a rebate.”