Coronavirus and Council Tax

Your Council Tax pays for essential services that are delivered to the residents of the district and county.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, it is important that if your circumstances have not changed that you continue to pay as detailed on your bill.  To comply with social distancing you may wish to consider setting up a Direct Debit to pay your charge. 

Council Tax Hardship Fund
In line with government guidance we will award working age recipients of local Council Tax Support (CTS) during 2020/21, a further reduction of up to £150.  This will be applied automatically, you do not need to contact us to claim this reduction.  A revised bill will be issued to qualifying residents once the reduction has been applied.  

Difficulty paying?
If you have been affected financially by the Coronavirus and believe you will have difficulty meeting your instalments, please consider: 

To discuss an alternative payment plan or ways that we may be able to help, call the Council Tax team on 01775 761161

There are a number of organisations to support you and offer independent advice, see our Problems paying Council Tax page.

For other useful information and updates see our Coronavirus page.