Council tax support scheme

Council tax support is an amount of money deducted from your bill, meaning you pay less towards your council tax. The scheme was agreed at a meeting of the full council on January 31, 2013.

Working age people who currently receive council tax benefit will need to pay more council tax from April 1, 2013. People who have not had to pay any council tax before will now have to start paying. Council tax payers who are experiencing exceptional financial hardship will be able to apply for some discretionary assistance.

These changes will not affect pensioners, who will be eligible for the same level of council tax support if their circumstances stay the same.

Council tax bills giving details of what every household will have to pay and council tax support notification letters will be issued during March 2014..

If a the council tax payer is experiencing exceptional financial hardship and receiving council tax support a claim for assistance can be made.

An application for the exceptional hardship fund can be made by telephoning the office or contacting the team by email.

The Council will consider each application on its own merits but as the fund is limited awards will only be made in exceptional circumstances.

Find out more about Council Tax.

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