Council tax and benefits

Pay your council tax, how to apply for benefits and tell us if you're moving.

Council Tax Support Fund - additional support for 2023/24

In December 2022 the Government announced further financial support will be provided to households who are in receipt of Local Council Tax Reduction and has an outstanding liability for the 2023-24 financial year which is intended to help with increased Council Tax charges.

A discount of up to £25.00 will be applied to all eligible households. You do not need to make a separate claim for a reduction under this scheme. You do not need to contact us. If you are eligible for this additional support, we will automatically apply the relevant discount to your council tax account.

This will appear on your 2023-24 Council Tax bill as ‘Council Tax Support Fund. Any new qualifying Council Tax Reduction claims in 2023-24 with an outstanding liability will be awarded up to £25.00 discretionary discount by this Authority. 

Please view our Council Support Fund policy.

Council Tax - Homes for Ukraine Scheme

The government is offering a £350 monthly payment to anyone who provides a home or spare room(s) to a Ukrainian national to live in for six months or more. 

If you choose to help, our Home for Ukraine page tells you:

  • what council tax discounts and exemptions are available
  • what you need to do if you receive benefits or council tax reduction