£4m fund to suspend council tax for flood victims

Councils will be able to draw upon a £4m fund to cover the bill for giving residents a rebate while they are out of their homes.

Some councils have already announced plans to suspend parts of the tax Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The councils will not be forced to introduce the payment exemptions, Number 10 said.

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Flood victims to get council tax rebates

The cost of council tax rebates for flooding victims will be paid for by the Treasury, David Cameron has confirmed.