Council tax payments will be suspended for those badly hit by the flooding in Calderdale.

Calderdale Council has confirmed there will be financial help for households and businesses affected by the floods.

For residents, Council Tax payments will be suspended for up to six months for homes that are severely affected and there will also be individual grants.

The council is asking for financial assistance from the Government and further details will be made available as soon as possible.

Business rates will alsobe suspended for up to six months and the council is exploring a range of grants and loans to help get businesses up and running.

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A Kirklees Council spokesperson said: “Kirklees has so far been very fortunate in comparison to our neighbours in Calderdale. We have only received reports from a small number of properties that have been affected by flooding and we are providing them with advice and assistance as necessary. We would encourage anyone who has been affected by the floods to contact the council on 01484 414888 so that we can support them.”