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Council Tax Collection Rates for Flintshire in 2022-23

Published: 15/06/2023

New figures published by Welsh Government show that despite the cost-of-living crisis, households in Flintshire are continuing to prioritise payment of Council Tax to fund vital public services. 

In 2022-23, the Council collected 97.4 per cent of Council Tax – well ahead of the 96.1 per cent national average, and Flintshire continues to be ranked as one of the highest performing Councils in Wales when it comes to collecting in-year Council Tax. The Council is also ranked as having the second lowest outstanding amounts per chargeable dwelling when considering longer-term arrears. 

As well as maximising collections, the Council Tax service continues to transform the way it operates by making it easier for residents to pay their bills or apply for discounts. Households in Flintshire can pay by weekly direct debits – one of few Councils in Wales to offer such a flexible payment scheme.

Commenting on the announcement, Councillor Ian Roberts Leader of the Council said:

“This is a tremendous achievement, especially when the cost-of-living crisis is having a direct impact on many households in Flintshire. I would like to pass on my personal thanks to the people of Flintshire who ensure Council Tax payments are made on time to help pay for vital front-line services”.

We continue to recognise that some households may struggle to pay, and I 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".