Warning over tax firms in Dearne

RESIDENTS in Swinton, Kilnhurst and Wath are being urged to watch out for companies claiming they can reduce their Council Tax bills.

Rotherham Council has received reports of companies cold calling householders, and posting leaflets through letterboxes claiming that for a fee they will “investigate” a change to your Council Tax banding.

But residents can do this for free.

A council spokesman said: “Not only is appealing against your Council Tax band a simple and free process, there is no guarantee it will change and could even go up. By going to the Rotherham Borough Council website and searching for ‘council tax’, you can easily browse all the information regarding your Council Tax.”