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Rent and Council Tax Support

Published on Wednesday, 1st April 2020

The Government announced a range of changes to help support people who are struggling to pay their rent and their Council Tax.

The changes involved are to increase the level used for the Local Housing Allowance (LHA), and increase in the Working Tax Allowance and for Hardship payments to be awarded in addition to the current amount of Council Tax Support.

Some customer’s claims will be affected by more than one of the changes above and we will do our best to make the necessary transition as smoothly as possible for you.

We are working with our system suppliers to update the system to be able to action these changes and we will be in touch with everyone who will be affected as soon as possible.

In the meantime anyone struggling to pay their council tax can contact the Council to discuss their options - to discuss payments options to discuss claiming assistance