Tax discount for flood victims

Flood victims who are forced to move out of their homes will be offered discounts on their council tax in one part of the region.

Full Report: Council tax discount to be offered to flood victims

Flood victims who are forced to move out of their homes will be offered discounts on their council tax for up to a year in one part of the region.

The plans for the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire follow last year's severe weather and as Claire Montgomery reports, they're being welcomed by those whose homes were flooded.

You can watch her full report below.

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North Yorkshire flood victims offered council tax discount

Flood victims who are forced to move out of their homes will be offered discounts on their council tax in one part of the region.

The plans for the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire follow last year's severe weather.

The local council is one of only a handful in the country to create its own policy, which could see a tax free period for up to 12 months for properties affected by floods.

The area was badly hit last Autumn and the authority says it is responding to the hardship suffered by residents.

The scheme will be piloted for 12 months and then reconsidered by councillors.