Discretionary and hardship payments for Council Tax

Discretionary and hardship payments may be paid to your Council Tax account if you're struggling to pay and you've taken all reasonable steps to resolve your financial difficulties.

Discretionary Payment

Read our Discretionary Support Policy (PDF 118Kb) for more information.

You may be able to get a discretionary payment if you've claimed Council Tax Support and you've been affected by a restriction in our local scheme. For example:

  • your Council Tax Support cannot be backdated
  • we've capped the band used to work out your Council Tax Support

Hardship Payment

Read our Hardship Payment Policy (PDF 60Kb) for more information.

You may be able to get a hardship payment if you’ve been financially affected by coronavirus and are struggling to pay your Council Tax bill.

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