Money, benefits and payments

Updated 20 April 2021

Council Tax

The Government has set aside £670 million for a hardship fund to help support those already on a low income, as well as those whose earnings dropped as a result of emergency COVID-19 measures put in place.

If you are of working age and getting Council Tax Support you should have already received an additional hardship fund discount of up to £100 on your Council Tax charge for 2021/22 and an amended bill to reflect this.

The same discount will be applied to any new working-age Council Tax Support customer who claims before 31 March 2022, whilst funds are still available. If you are struggling financially – for whatever reason – you can apply for Council Tax Support on our website.

Disabled Facilities Grant

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures, we are unable to safely progress all adaptations.

Adaptations which are currently underway and have contractors on site will not be affected.

Adaptations that have not yet started will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

NHS Test and Trace Support Payments

The Government has announced a new payment to support people who face financial difficulty if they have been instructed to self-isolate on or after 28 September 2020.

Visit our NHS Test and Trace Support Payment page for more details.

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