Figures published by the Welsh Government show that Flintshire County Council, with the support of local residents, is already one of the highest performing Council in Wales in its collection of Council Tax.
During 2020/21 more household have understandably had difficulty meeting their Council Tax payments. However, by reaching out to these households and supporting them with applications for Council Tax Reduction Support and making bespoke payment arrangements on a case by case basis.
We will continue to support these payers with their payments and we anticipate that we will eventually collect at least 98.7% of council taxes that are due in any given year- this is well above the current Welsh collection average of 97.8%.
In the financial year 2019/2020, the Council collected 97.9% of Council Tax in the year it fell due which is well above the national average collected across Wales in that year of 97.0%. This places placed Flintshire as the second highest performing Council in Wales.
We continue to work with residents by making it easier for residents to pay their bills and to access our services.
We do recognise that some households struggle to pay and would urge anyone who is finding it difficult to pay to always make early contact with the Council Tax Service on 01352 704848 or by visiting our website.