Overview of Council Tax Rates

Current Council Tax Rates

Council Tax Rates for 2016/2017

Council Tax rates for Hyndburn residents were set at a Full Council Meeting on Wednesday 26 February 2016.

 

 Band  Standard Charge  Altham Parish
 A  £1,088.74  £1,114.25
 B  £1,270.18  £1,299.95
 C  £1,451.65  £1,485.67
 D  £1,633.10  £1,671.37
 E  £1,996.02  £2,042.79
 F  £2,358.92  £2,414.20
 G  £2,721.84  £2,785.62
 H  £3,266.20  £3,342.74

Council Tax Rates for 2015/16

Council Tax rates for Hyndburn residents were set at a Full Council Meeting on Thursday 26 February 2015.

 Band  Standard Charge  Altham Parish
 A  £1056.15  £1081.66
 B  £1232.17  £1261.94
 C  £1408.20  £1442.22
 D  £1584.22  £1622.49
 E  £1936.27  £1983.04
 F  £2288.31  £2343.59
 G  £2640.37  £2704.15
 H  £3168.44  £3244.98

How is my Council Tax Spent?

Council Tax in Hyndburn is collected by Hyndburn Borough Council on behalf of itself as well as three other authorities.  Each authority has provided detailed financial information on its website.  If you would like a hard copy of this information, please contact the individual authorities.

Lancashire County Council

Hyndburn Borough Council

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner

Lancashire Fire and Rescue

Ways to Pay

Details of how you can pay your Council Tax can be found in our Council Tax pages.

There are several ways to pay your Council Tax and you can choose to spread your payments over 12 months if you want to.  To change your instalments to 12 months please contact us (see below).

The easiest way to pay is by Direct Debit.  We offer four payment dates each month (1st, 10th, 20th and 28th) and you can set up a Direct Debit Online in minutes.  You can also set this up over the phone (see contact us below).

Important Details About Your Payments

You must let us know if you have any changes in your circumstances which might affect your Council Tax – such as someone moving in or out of your household, if you move or if you receive Council Tax Support and your financial circumstances change.

We use SMS text messaging and emails to contact residents about Council Tax bills.  If you wish to opt out of receiving any text messages from us please contact us.

Changes to how the Bailiffs (Enforcement Agents) calculate their fees came into force on 6 April 2014.  This means that there could be additional charges added by the Enforcement Agent.  Further information can be found on the links below:

The Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013
The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014
Government Press Release

Receiving your annual bill

The annual bills for Council Tax will start to arrive from 09 March 2016.  This year we have started to send bills by email too.  If you have signed up to our e-billing service you should receive your bill on from 28 February 2016.

If you have signed up to receive an e-bill but have not received one, please let us know.

Sign up here to receive an e-bill in the future.

Council Tax Support

If you are unemployed or on a low income you may be entitled to Council Tax Support and our benefits calculator can help you find out how much you could claim.

Contact us

The annual billing period from mid-March to the end of April is the busiest time of year for our Customer Contact Team.  We issue 37,000 Council Tax Bills, 11,000 annual Housing Benefit notifications and 2,500 Business Rates bill all in the same week.

This means that our telephone waiting times and email response times are longer than usual.

We also have an email facility where we aim to respond within two working days.  We will respond with the same information as you would over the phone.

When emailing, please include your full name, address, Council Tax reference number and telephone number and we will respond.

E-mail us

We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm (Wednesdays from 10.00am).  Please call us on 01254 388 111

We offer a face to face service by appointment only.  You can book online or call us on 01254 388 111.