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Age UK - Advice

Age UK's advice line.

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Nottingham City Council - Council Tax

Nottingham City Council is responsible for collecting Council Tax and Business Rates in the Nottingham area. There are over 125,000 dwellings subject to Council Tax and more than 10,000 businesses that pay Non Domestic Rates.

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Council Tax Benefit

This benefit is coming to an end. This was a benefit paid to help you with the costs of paying your Council Tax. From 1st April 2013 this benefit will be replaced by local Council Tax Support Schemes.

Who is the benefit aimed at?

  • Long-term ill / disabled
  • State pension age
  • Unemployed / part time workers
  • Families
Who qualifies for the benefit?
 
You must be liable to pay the Council Tax on your property; it does not matter whether you own or rent your property. You may qualify if you are working and/or on a low income or if you are in receipt of Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit), Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-based Employment and Support Allowance.
 
How to apply

To make a claim for Council Tax Benefit or discuss an existing claim you should contact your local Council, to whom you pay your Council Tax –

Ashfield                       -           01623 457 400

Bassetlaw                   -           01909 533 710

Bassetlaw Textphone -           01909 533 214

Broxtowe                    -           0115 917 7777

Gedling                       -           0115 901 3970

Mansfield                    -           01623 463 463

Newark                       -           01636 650 000        

Nottingham City          -           0115 9154944

Rushcliffe                   -           0115 981 9911

If you are unsure who your local Council is you can check by clicking here

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Ashfield District Council - Council Tax Discount

You can get a 25% discount if you are the only adult living in the property. A 50% discount will be due if the property is empty. Regulations allow for some people being disregarded when deciding how many adults are living in a property.

Brief details of people who may be disregarded are:

  • full time students
  • student nurses
  • apprentices and young people on Youth Training schemes.
  • patients living in a hospital
  • people staying in care homes.
  • people who are severely mentally impaired.
  • 18 and 19 year olds who are at school or have just left school.
  • careworkers working for low pay, usually for charities.
  • People caring for someone they live with who is disabled or elderly and is not their partner or a child.
  • People who belong to a religious community.
  • People in prison, unless they are in prison for not paying the Council Tax or a fine
  • people staying in hostels and night shelters.

Your Council Tax demand will show if a discount has been given. The discount will also have a code that indicates why it has been given. The codes and the types of discount are explained below:

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H M Revenue and Customs

HMRC's purpose is to make sure that the money is available to fund the UK's public services. We also help families and individuals with targeted financial support. Our About Us section explains more, including details of how to obtain Freedom of Information data.

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Bassetlaw District Council - Council Tax

Information and guidance on the Council Tax. This is an annual fee paid to local authorities to contribute to the cost of essential services such as road maintenance, rubbish collection, Policing, and Fire and Rescue Services.

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Newark and Sherwood District Council - Council Tax

You may be entitled to a reduction in the amount of Council Tax you pay if you, or anyone living in your home fits in to one of these groups:

  • Under 20 in further Education
  • Apprentices
  • Over 18 & Child Benefit Payable
  • Prisoner
  • Hostel Resident
  • School Leaver
  • YT Trainee
  • Student
  • Student Nurse
  • Member of a Religious Community
  • Person in Residential Care Home
  • Severely Mentally Impaired
  • Hospital Resident
  • Residential Care Worker
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Broxtowe Borough Council - Council Tax

Information and guidance on the Council Tax. This is an annual fee paid to local authorities to contribute to the cost of essential services such as road maintenance, rubbish collection, Policing, and Fire and Rescue Services.

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Mansfield District Council - Council Tax

Council Tax is a local tax that we collect based on the value of your property. Local Councils set the rate of Council Tax, subject to government limits, for each valuation band.

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Age UK - Tax Advice

Working out your tax can be a complicated business, even if you are on a modest income. With pensions, benefits and investments all making a difference to the final total, our guide to calculating your tax is invaluable for anyone looking at self assessment.

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Inheritance Tax

If your estate is currently worth more than a certain amount (285,000 in 2006/07), there may be inheritance tax to pay when you die.

Your estate includes: everything owned in your name; your share of anything jointly owned; assets held in trust from which you get a benefit; and gifts you make within the seven years before your death.

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Rushcliffe Borough Council - Council Tax

Information and guidance on the Council Tax. This is an annual fee paid to local authorities to contribute to the cost of essential services such as road maintenance, rubbish collection, Policing, and Fire and Rescue Services.

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