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Coronavirus council tax support

The Council is working to ensure that the Council Tax Hardship Fund, announced by Government in its March budget, will support over 3,800 residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

We will be using the majority of this hardship fund to provide residents, who are of working age and already receive council tax support, with up to £150 off their council tax bills over the 2020 to 2021 financial year.

The Council will apply this reduction automatically to all households that are eligible for the fund as of 1st April 2020.

A portion of the government funding will be set aside for any new council tax support claims it may receive.

In addition to the hardship fund, households on a low income may be eligible for a reduction in the council tax they pay through the Council’s existing Council Tax Reduction Scheme.