Recognising the impact of rising bills, the Government will be distributing £100m of new grant funding in 2023-24 for local authorities to support economically vulnerable households in their area with council tax payments.
The Government have asked all local authorities to award a £25 reduction to residents Council Tax accounts if they are in receipt of Council Tax Support.
In addition to the above, the city council will award up to an additional £25 if, after the initial £25 reduction has been applied, the balance left outstanding on the account is less than £25 then residents will receive a reduction for the full amount of the balance outstanding to reduce their bill to nil.
The maximum amount that any claimant can receive is £50 which is £25 Council Tax Support Fund and £25 Council Tax Support Fund Additional Award. Residents cannot ask for this payment as a cash award. It is not a grant payment, it is a Council Tax reduction only.
Residents that are eligible for this support do not need to apply for this reduction, it will be automatically applied to the Council Tax account.