Many people council tax bills increased in April, yet figures show that nearly one million people are actually due a refund.
Britons who have moved to a different area or experienced a change in circumstance are the most likely to be paying too much council tax and could be entitled to a rebate.
The MoneySavingExpert website has a guide on how to check if people are due a refund and recommends contacting their local council if they think they have overpaid in error.
Gareth Shaw, deputy editor at MoneySavingExpert.com, said: “While many councils do make an effort to track down those who have cash lying unclaimed, they are still staggeringly sitting on £150million worth of overpayments.”
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