Hampshire County Council Trading Standards would like residents to be alert to unsolicited cold telephone calls whereby the caller claims that you may be in the wrong Council Tax band, and are paying too much. Furthermore, for a fee they can look into matters for you.
Any resident wishing to check their Council Tax band is advised that they can do this by calling the Valuation Office Agency on 0300 0501 501 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm). There is no fee for the checking service.
For advice on scams, or to report a matter to Trading Standards, contact our partners at the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.
Further inform can be found on the following gov.uk website Council Tax Appeals.
Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service
Montgomery House Monarch Way
Winchester Hampshire SO22 5PW
Tel: 01962 833620
Fax: 01962 833698