Council tax and business rates suspended on flood damaged properties

The big clean-up continues on Market Street, Hebden Bridge, after the Boxing Day floods, 2015

The big clean-up continues on Market Street, Hebden Bridge, after the Boxing Day floods, 2015

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The chief executive of Calderdale Council has announced that Council tax and business rates will be suspended for properties hit by the Boxing Day floods.

Merran McCrae revealed on Twitter that the Council will be suspending council tax and business rates for up to six months for severely affected properties.

She also said the Council are desperately awaiting a Government response on financial aid for grants to households and businesses.

Hundreds of businesses have been counting the costs due to the unprecedented flooding in the Calder Valley.

A flood appeal by the Community Foundation has currently raised £150,000.

More details on the Council tax and business rate freeze announcement will be revealed in the coming days.