Council Tax Hardship Relief

In some cases, where you are struggling to pay your bill we may be able to reduce the amount you pay for a temporary period.

Council Tax Discretionary Hardship Policy (Section 13A) details the process followed for each application.

The Application Form must be downloaded, completed and returned to the Council Tax Team along with any supporting evidence.

The Financial Statement must be downloaded, completed and returned with the Application Form and any supporting evidence.

The government has announced a council tax hardship fund to help working age council tax support claimants. A payment of either £150 towards the council tax due for 2020/21 or less if it will clear the 2020/21 account balance has been awarded in respect of eligible accounts. Everyone eligible will shortly receive a new council tax bill. More information about this award can be viewed on the Hardship Fund/FAQs page.