Government help for flood-hit communities
Flood affected communities will not face Council Tax or business rate bills for the homes and businesses they have been displaced from, Greg Clark announced yesterday.
The Communities Secretary said this forms part of wider government efforts to ensure areas affected by the aftermath of Storm Desmond get the support they need.
Communities Secretary Greg Clark said: “We’re determined to stand squarely behind the communities and families whose lives have been turned upside down in the wake of storm Desmond.
“Residents and businesses who have been displaced by flooding should not have to worry about Council Tax and business rate bills on top of verything else they will be facing at this difficult time.
“That’s why we’ll make funding available to help householders and businesses with their Council Tax and business rates for as long as they are out of their properties”