Residents receiving lettersoffering to reduce council tax

A number of residents in Willingdon area have received a letter from a Manchester-based company who apparently reduce council tax.

They offer to assist residents to apply for correct banding of council tax.

The benefits offered to residents appear to be very attractive in today’s economic environment, however, I have great concerns that they appear to be asking for a substantial amount of personal information, some of which does not even appear to be relevant for council tax banding.

My advice to those residents who have spoken to me is simply that with the Wealden District area, most properties are already correctly banded and if they have concerns, they should contact the council directly and not any third parties.”

Cllr Stephen Shing