We are aware that the current crisis means people's financial situation may be uncertain but there are some options if you are struggling.
Council Tax is still due, and will need to be paid. From June we have started to issue reminders for Council Tax, however you can still set up a direct debit or you can contact us by completing our online enquiry form to request alternative instalments. It is important to contact us sooner rather than later to maximise the number of instalments available between now and the end of March 2021.
If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for Council Tax Support which may reduce the amount of Council Tax you are required to pay. Please visit our Council Tax Support page for further information.
Council Tax Hardship Fund
As part of our COVID-19 response, the council will be providing extra support to households on low incomes with their Council Tax.
Every working age resident who gets Council Tax Support will receive a £150 discount on their Council Tax bill. This includes anyone who has claimed Council Tax Support recently because of a change in their circumstances, due to COVID-19.
Council Tax bills will be recalculated automatically and a new bill will be sent in the next few weeks. You do not need to contact the Council to apply for the £150 discount.
If you are not receiving Council Tax Support, but think you may be eligible, please visit the Council Tax Support page.