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Council Tax Hardship Grant

Find out about our hardship grant introduced in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

About the grant

The government announced a number of measures during the last financial year to help people during the coronavirus outbreak. One of these was to give us funding to provide a Council Tax Support (CTS) Hardship grant for working age people in our area who receive CTS.

Some of this funding was unspent in 2020/2021 so we have decided to use this to provide a similar scheme for this year. The scheme will have the same rules as before and will provide an award of up to £100. It will only apply for 2021/2022.

The Hardship Grant payable is the lower of:

  • £100, or
  • Your Council Tax liability for 2021/2022 from the start date of your CTS claim

If you qualify for the grant we will award it automatically and you will receive an updated council tax bill. The grant shows on your bill as ‘Council Tax Discretionary Relief’.

If you still have a balance to pay your instalments are recalculated to include the grant. If you have already made payments and you have a credit on your account we will refund this to you.

Our full Council Tax Hardship Grant Policy is below:

Council Tax Hardship Grant Policy