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Supplementary Rates Notice

We've received a supplementary rates notice, along with a letter apologising for the delay in increasing our rates!

It had never occurred to us that our rates would be increased immediately, instead of when our property was next valued along with all others in the area.

Kingston City Council doesn't have any information online about Supplementary Rates that we could find, not even on the Council Rates page. Using their website's Search function for the term 'rates' doesn't return any relevant results on the first page, which has 20 results and links.  However 'Council Rates' is the first result on the second page.

I asked for greater transparency on this issue, via Council's Facebook page.  The first time I did this by linking from the Cheltenham Home Facebook page and Council deleted the link to my post.  So I posted directly to Council's Facebook page and they've left it there unanswered since last Friday evening.  I had thought highly about Council's use of Social Media, but apparently some tougher questions don't get answered!  At least they've left the post for now.

Other Councils in the State are more transparent about the existence of Supplementary Rates:


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