Council tax collection rates
Figures published by the Welsh Government show that Flintshire County Council,
with the support of its residents, is performing excellently in its collection
of Council Tax.
In the financial year 2014-15, the Council collected 97.8% of Council Tax in
the year it fell due, which is 0.6% above the national average of 97.2%. This
places Flintshire as the highest performing Council in North Wales and in the
top three across Wales. This high level collection figure was achieved whilst
also carrying out a single person discount review that led to the removal of
many discounts, and increasing the amounts to be collected.
As well as maximising collection, the Council continues to modernise and
transform the way it operates by making it easier for residents to pay their
bills and access services. Households in Flintshire can now pay by weekly
direct debits – one of only a few councils in Wales to offer such a flexible
Commenting on the announcement, Councillor Aaron Shotton, Leader of the
“Flintshire is performing well and Im delighted that we have achieved a high
standard of council tax collection.
We also recognise that some households may struggle to pay and we would urge
anyone who is finding it difficult to pay to make early contact with the
Council Tax Service on 01352 704848 so that we can provide practical help and
guidance on the best way to pay.