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Hardship fund

Last updated on: 16-Oct-2020

Why have I received this bill?

The Government announced a £500m hardship fund in the Budget on 11 March 2020 as part of its response to COVID-19 to provide help for vulnerable people in paying their council tax.

The Government has since confirmed that they expect councils to award a discount of up to £150.00 to reduce the amount of council tax payable for 2020-21 for all working age claimants in receipt of Local Council Tax Support.

If the amount of council tax owed is less than £150.00, a lower amount will be awarded to reduce the bill to zero.

As you are in receipt of Local Council Tax Support, you are eligible to receive a payment. The enclosed bill shows the amount of your discount (called ‘Covid 19 – Hardship Payment’) and your revised instalments.

For further information please see our Council tax section.


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