Update - 22 November 2021

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Consultation on reviewing the Council Tax Premium Scheme for Long Term Empty Properties and Second Homes in Flintshire


Councils in Wales currently have discretionary powers to charge, or vary, a council tax premium of up to 100% above the standard rate of council tax on second homes and long-term empty properties.

The Council introduced a local premium scheme in 2017 and since then a council tax premium of 50% has been charged on second homes and long–term empty properties in Flintshire. 

The Council is now consulting with the public as part of the process of reviewing the current premium scheme and level of premium.

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The booster jab is important - make sure you get yours when offered

Booster jab appointments are being offered by letter to eligible people across North Wales and it's really important that you don't delay in accepting your appointment when it is sent.

Why do I need a booster?

Like other vaccines the levels of protection can begin to wane over time. By having the booster dose you will be extending the protection you gained from your first two doses giving you longer term protection.

And most importantly it helps to reduce the risk of you needing admission to hospital due to Covid-19 infection this winter.

How do we know it works?

There is evidence from a programme in Israel, that started earlier this year, that gives a strong indication that those who received the booster jab had a lower rate of severe illness compared to those who hadn't received the booster.

There was also a lower rate of confirmed infections in the booster group than in those who didn't receive it.

What we should all remember is that although life is far more normal than it was, the pandemic is still with us, people are still testing positive and unfortunately, are still dying after testing positive for Covid-19.

Can I have the flu and booster at the same time?

Yes it's safe to have both at the same time or close together. Please don't delay accepting when you are offered either dose.

Gill Harris, Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery at BCUHB, said: “Rates of COVID-19 are still at worryingly high levels and the NHS in Wales is entering its most challenging period of the pandemic.

“Getting a booster jab is a really important part of making sure we protect as many people in our communities as possible as we head into the winter months, and in turn our vital NHS services."!

Please help keep North Wales safe and protect the NHS this winter by: