This is for customers who need further help after receiving an increased Council Tax bill. It is for customers who are affected by the removal of Council Tax Benefit and the introduction of the local Council Tax Reduction scheme. To apply for this support your must receive Council Tax Reduction.
You can apply online for help from the Council Tax Support Fund:
Apply for the Council Tax Support Fund
The Council Tax Support Fund has been put in place to help customers receiving Council Tax Reduction who need further help when they receive an increased Council Tax bill.
A Council Tax Support payment cannot be more than the difference between the amount of Council Tax Reduction you are entitled to, and the amount of Council Tax you actually have to pay. We will pay this into your Council Tax account. We will not give you any cash as part of this award.
If you are awarded additional support with your council tax, a new bill will be provided which outlines the extra help you have received, and any new payment plan which you must follow.
You need to pay Council Tax of £12 each week, but you only get £8 a week in Council Tax Reduction. The most Council Tax Support money we can award would be £4 a week to make up the difference. If the support is awarded, you will not receive money from us. Instead, we will deduct the £4 from your Council Tax bill.
Use the online application form or our printable Discretionary Housing Payment application form [PDF, 180Kb] to apply for Council Tax Support.