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Increase in Yorkshire Coast Holiday Homes Could Impact Council Tax Bills

There are concerns that as more homes on the Yorkshire Coast are turned into holiday lets it could have an impact on local council tax bills.

Many holiday let properties are classed as businesses so don't pay council tax.

Some parish councils have expressed concern that with fewer properties paying council tax the bills for the remaining residential properties will have to increase more.

Councillor Jane Mortimer sits on Fylingdales parish council she says it now means that for the parish to see a 5% increase in it's funding, local residents would have to foot a 10% increase in bills.

Borough Council Leader, Steve Siddons, says the problem goes even further than just council tax bills.

Scarborough and Whitby MP Robert Goodwill said in September that he has made Rishi Sunak aware of problems around Council Tax and Business Rates.

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