We are aware that the current crisis means people's financial situation over the coming months may be uncertain.
Council Tax is still due, and will need to be paid, but there are some options if you are struggling.
If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for Council Tax Support which may reduce the amount of Council Tax you are required to pay. Please visit our Council Tax Support page for further information.
We encourage everyone to continue to pay their normal monthly payments of Council Tax, or as much as you can over the next two months. The situation will be reviewed at that point.
We intend to relax our recovery rules for payments normally due in April and May. This means reminder letters won't be sent if you only partly pay these instalments or miss them altogether. Please do not contact us if you cannot meet these payments.
Please note however, that the full amount of Council Tax for 2020-21 is still due by the end of March 2021.
Council Tax Hardship Fund
As part of our COVID-19 response, the council will be providing extra support to households on low incomes with their Council Tax.
Every working age resident who gets Council Tax Support will receive a £150 discount on their Council Tax bill. This includes anyone who has claimed Council Tax Support recently because of a change in their circumstances, due to COVID-19.
Council Tax bills will be recalculated automatically and a new bill will be sent in the next few weeks. You do not need to contact the Council to apply for the £150 discount.
If you are not receiving Council Tax Support, but think you may be eligible, please visit the Council Tax Support page.