Hundreds of families in the South still unable to move back into their homes after the winter's floods won't have to pay any council tax until they do.
According to the Government, 123 families in Hampshire have been unable to return home. More than 70 in Surrey and 60 across the Thames Valley. Anyone who has not yet been offered a discount should contact their local council.
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