Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Council Tax

We’ve received funding from government to help those most in need with Council Tax payments.  This is for people who already receive Council Tax support.  In addition to the support you get already, you’ll receive a further discount of up to £150 from your bill.

Update: We’ve now paid out the additional £150 hardship payments. Over 2,500 people have received this additional support from the fund at a total of £221,000.

If your circumstances have recently changed – for example, if you’ve recently lost your job – you may be eligible for Council Tax support.  You must have first registered to receive Universal Credit. Any new applicants will also receive the hardship support throughout the rest of the year. 

Click here to find out more about benefit support

Click here to find out more about Council Tax support

Are you having problems making payments?

If you can, please keep up-to-date with Council Tax, rent and any other payments due where possible, to avoid difficulties down the line.
If your particular circumstances mean you're having difficulty in meeting payments - but you don’t qualify for the support - then we can put alternative arrangements in place.  This could include an alternative payment plan and, where necessary, we also have arrangements for people in financial hardship.
To find out more or make alternative arrangements for your Council Tax call us on: 01757 705 101.