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COVID-19 Council Tax Hardship Fund 2020/21

The government announced in its budget a £500m hardship fund for billing authorities to deliver relief to council tax payers in their area. The funding is for the 2020/21 financial year and allocations of the funding along with guidance has been released.

For further guidance please click the link below:

COVID-19 Council Tax Hardship Fund 2020/21


The Government recognises that COVID-19 is likely to cause fluctuations in household incomes and recognises that, as a result, some individuals may struggle to meet council tax payments. The Government therefore expects that billing authorities will primarily use their grant allocation to reduce the council tax liability of individuals in their area.

We are busy working on our policy and with are software suppliers to enable us to administer this scheme as soon as possible.

Please check this page regularly. We will update it as more information becomes available.



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