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Benefits and support - COVID-19 information

If you're claiming benefits, worried about work or reduced pay/Statutory Sick Pay or self-employed, these websites offer support and information to help you:

Council tax support

If you're having problems paying your Council Tax, we'll do all we can to help.

Council tax relief for working-age residents during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis

The Government recently awarded BCP Council with £3.1M to provide Council Tax Relief, alongside the existing local council tax support scheme, to all recipients of working age local Council Tax Support during the financial year 2020-21.

This funding will be used to apply a further reduction in working age council tax support recipients council tax bills of up to £150.

There is no need to make a separate claim for this hardship fund reduction. We will work as quickly as possible to assess who is eligible for support from this fund, apply the reduction to those accounts and issue a new bill.

There is no need to contact us to apply for this additional support.

Council tax support information