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Council tax collection in Flintshire

Published: 20/06/2017

Figures published by the Welsh Government show that Flintshire County Council, with the support of local residents, is still the highest performing Council in Wales in its collection of Council Tax. In the financial year 2016-17, the Council collected 98.1% of Council Tax in the year it fell due which is well above the national average of 97.4%. This places Flintshire as the highest performing Council in Wales. This collection figure is also the highest collection level achieved by Flintshire and even reflects a 0.12% improvement on last years collection. It also demonstrates that, despite financial challenges faced by the Council to manage big reductions in the grants received from Central Government, we continue to work with residents by making it easier for residents to pay their bills, access our services and especially support those who experience payment difficulties. Commenting on the announcement, Councillor Aaron Shotton, Leader of the Council, said: “Despite the challenging financial climate for many of our residents, including significant financial challenges faced by the Council to maintain public services but with reducing resources, the efficient collection of council tax is vital to protect local services for Flintshire residents. We are proud of our achievements and to be recognised by Welsh Government as a Council with an excellent track record of collecting local taxes. We also 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 so that we can provide practical help and guidance on the best way to pay.