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I have permanent registered flats. Blackpool council have put

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I have permanent registered flats. Blackpool council have put me in a higher band and have taken away my 25% single person allowance. I have lived alone since the death of my husband in 2000. The property next door is also permanent flats but their band has not been increased. I am a 75 year old widow and I feel as though I am being bullied and victimised by the council. They say I have to pay arrears dating from 2011. My payments were by direct debit and accrued no arrears. These are because the council have backdated the higher band change from 2011. They are at present taking £150 per month by direct debit, but when my increased council tax commences on 15.4.2016 at £103 per month both of these payments per month will cause me extreme financial difficulties. I am very worried. Can the council just put me in a higher band, backdate it for 5 years and take away my 25% single person's allowance just like that. Please help. Thank you. Heidi Chamberlaim.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hello Heidi my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.On what basis have they put you in a higher band please?Alex
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My phone number is ***** 627076
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
I will call now.Alex