To get help with Council Tax payment you need to apply for Council Tax Support. The Council recognises that where the Council Tax Support is less than 100% of the Council Tax due there may be cases of exceptional financial hardship where additional support is sought.
Anyone receiving Council Tax Support is likely to experience financial hardship. This scheme exists for those experiencing exceptional
financial hardship which is defined as the total weekly amount of uncontrolled outgoings being 65% or more of weekly income
. You may draw to our attention any other matter in support of your claim in the space provided on this form.
If your application is successful, the balance on your Council Tax account will be reduced. The maximum amount of help combined with Council Tax Support is 100% of your Council Tax liability. Any hardship payment will be made by way of reduction to your Council Tax Account.
- 1. You must complete an application form (either electronic or paper).
- 2. You must be registered as a Council Taxpayer in this borough.
- 3. You must be in receipt of Council Tax Support.
- 4. You must be experiencing exceptional financial hardship.
We will use the information shown in your Council Tax Support claim. We will need details of your outgoings and confirmation of your current income.
To apply for Council Tax Hardship Payment, please complete the following: