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Council warns over tax firm
11:00am Monday 14th January 2013 in News
CHERWELL District Council has urged residents not to take up a company’s offer to seek a cut in their council tax bills.
The authority said some people have received letters from Manchester law firm Randall & Vickers offering to challenge council tax bands on a no-win-no fee basis.
However, the council said successful challenges will see the firm get a quarter of refunded cash plus VAT.
The firm has yet to comment, but the council said residents can appeal to the Valuation Office Agency directly.
Lead member for finance Ken Atack said a number of residents were concerned over the approach but added: “There is absolutely no need to have to go through a third party to check this information.”
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