Council Tax Support

Hardship Fund

The government has created a £500 million Hardship Fund which will provide Council Tax relief to help those affected most by coronavirus.

Once we have read through the guidance of this scheme, we will issue new bills to residents who qualify for support. 

The funding is specifically targeted at residents who are already eligible for and claiming Council Tax Support.

You do not need to apply for the scheme, if you qualify for the scheme, we will reduce and reissue your bill.

Struggling to pay

If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax then you can make a claim for Council Tax Support.

Please be aware that you will need to apply for Council Tax Support if you have made a claim for Universal Credit.

If you cannot make an online claim, please contact our Revenues and Benefits team by phone 01279 446655 or email