Wirral Council Tax is changing and here’s how you will be affected

MAJOR changes to Council Tax in Wirral are set to come in.

The changes, which will see penalties for homeowners who keep their properties empty double and a tax cut for the lowest earners, are set to be approved at a meeting of the council’s cabinet next week.

If a home is left empty for five years, the owner will have to pay a 200% surcharge on their council tax from April 2020.

On a Band A property, this would mean the owner paying £3,646.47 in council tax, instead of £1,215.49.