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Major IT maintenance

Planned essential work to our computer systems will take place between 6pm on Thursday 29 January and 8am Monday 2 February.

Council services will remain open on Friday 30 January. However, we will not have access to any of our computer systems during this period.

Webforms and emails sent during this period will not arrive until Monday 2 February when full service resumes.

If your enquiry is not urgent, you may wish to wait until full services are available on Monday 2 February.

Am I entitled to benefits?

Benefits and council tax reduction calculator

Apply for benefits

How to apply for benefits.

Council tax reduction

The replacement for council tax benefit. Who qualifies and how to apply.

Local Housing Allowance

Local Housing Allowance is used to calculate housing benefit for private sector tenants. Find out how it works.

If your circumstances change

How to tell us of a change of address or circumstances.

Discretionary help

Find out if you qualify for short-term help towards rent or council tax.

Changes to housing benefit

The government is changing the welfare benefits system. Find out how this might affect you.