- Tyne Tees
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.
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