Council Tax reduction scam
Please be aware that there is a scam going around on email, allegedly from the Government, and you are being asked to ‘claim’ your Council Tax reduction. Please do not click on the link. If you are entitled to a reduction, it will be applied to your bill automatically by the council, you do not need to apply for it. The Government has no involvement in issuing Council Tax reduction.
Additional support for 2020/2021
For 2020/21 if you are of working age and currently receive Council Tax Support to help towards your Council Tax payments there are some changes to your account which we will be putting in place over the next couple of weeks. For those residents who are pensioners your account will not be changing.
If you are of working age and receive council tax support this will mean you will receive a new Council Tax bill from us;
Up to an additional £150 Council Tax Support
As part of the Governments £500m fund for Council’s to support people to still pay their Council Tax, the Council is set to receive additional funding to help people who struggle to pay their bills.
This additional funding will allow us to increase the amount of Council Tax support you receive by up to a further £150.
If you receive Working Tax Credits
The national increase in the amount of working tax credits in payment would have meant you would lose on out support as the scheme has already been set in our area. The Council has decided to put in place some further support so that if you receive working tax credit you will not lose out on any financial help towards your council tax.
When you receive your Council Tax bill it will have new payment instalments on the bottom. If you need to discuss your bill or need any further support please contact the Local Taxation and Benefits Service on 0300 3030164.