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Council Tax Hardship Fund Payment 2021
The Council has decided that working age people receiving Council Tax Support will receive up to £300 towards their council tax charge for 2021-22. If you are already in receipt of Council Tax Support you do not need to do anything as this payment has automatically been deducted from your council tax bill.
Changes to Council Tax Support from 1 April 2019 for Working Age Claimants
From 1 April 2019 the level of support for all working age claimants (18 to state retirement pension age) will reduce by 8% to a maximum level of 92%. This means that if you are of working age and currently receive full council tax support from 1 April 2019 you will have to pay council tax and for those who pay some council tax you will have to pay more.
Pensioners will continue to receive support up to 100% as that element of the scheme is set by the Government and will not change.
Details of how to pay will be included with the council tax bill. The bill will be issued requesting payment in 10 instalments but this can be increased to 12 providing you contact the council tax department on 0345 600 6400. Council Tax bills will be issued week commencing 15 March 2021 and the last date to request 12 instalments is 15 April 2021.
If you wish to claim council tax support or second adult rebate, you can either:
They are referred to as disregarded persons. This means that when we count the number of people in your property they are ignored.
If there is only one adult resident who is also a disregarded person then a 50% discount may be given e.g. the only adult resident is an apprentice. Depending on the disregard type a full exemption from council tax may be applicable- View our classes of exemptions here
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