Recognising the impact of rising bills, the government is distributing £100 million of new grant funding in 2023-24 for local authorities to support economically vulnerable households in their area with council tax bills.  

The council will use most of their funding allocations to reduce council tax bills for current working age and pension age council tax support claimants by up to £25. The maximum amount received will be £25, however if your council tax bill is less than £25 you will only receive the amount outstanding on your bill.   

If you are in receipt of council tax support, there is no need for you to contact us as the reduction will be automatically applied to your council tax bill for 2023-24.  

After initial payments are made any remaining fund will then be used to further support vulnerable households with council tax bills through a discretionary scheme. This page will be updated with further information on the discretionary scheme as soon as this is available.