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Discretionary help paying council tax

Discretionary awards (DA)

In some circumstances we may be able to offer short-term extra discretionary help towards your council tax. All discretionary help is cash-limited and we cannot help everyone who applies.

Hardship fund

In March 2020 the government announced that they were allocating funds to each local authority to deliver hardship relief to council tax payers in their area due to the coronavirus. If you are experiencing difficulties in paying your council tax you can apply for support.

Apply for the hardship fund

If you are already in receipt of council tax support, you would have automatically received a further council tax reduction from this hardship fund of up to £150. 

For more information on the fund, visit hardship fund scheme details.

You may also qualify for discretionary help with your rent.

DA guidelines and application form

Contact information

  • Telephone: 01494 412 227