Private Water Supplies
Concerned about the quality of your water supply? If you are on mains water contact United Utilities or if you have a Private Water Supply we can help.
Council tax charges for empty properties
There are a number of changes to council tax that came into force on 1 April 2013. Here we explain what has changed and answer some of your questions.
Council tax reduction scheme
An overview of the new localised council tax scheme introduced in April 2013.
How your council tax is spent
Your council tax bill helps to pay for all the services delivered by Copeland Borough Council, Cumbria County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria and the parish councils. We receive just 11.9% of your council tax. The biggest proportion, 74.9% goes to Cumbria County Council. This leaflet explains how your council tax is spent by each organisation.
If you are experiencing problems at home including domestic violence or abuse and you want to talk to somebody about help moving, changing locks, getting an injunction or other issues, please contact our housing and homelessness team on 0845 054 8600.
Lawful development certificate
You can obtain formal confirmation that your proposed works are a permitted development by applying for a Lawful Development Certificate. This is not the same as planning permission but provides proof that your household building work is lawful, This type of application costs £86.