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£5.54 Cost of Living Payment

We will be providing a one off Cost of Living payment of £5.54. This is the equivalent to the increase of the Teignbridge element of the council tax bill on a Band D property. Even if you live in a band other than band D, you will still receive £5.54.

If you receive 100% council tax reduction and don't pay council tax, you will still be eligible for payment.


A Cost of Living payment will be paid to all households who are liable for council tax on their main home on 1 April. Exclusions apply – full eligibility criteria can be viewed in the policy document.


If you pay by direct debit, and successfully have a direct debit collection during the month of April, then your £5.54 will be paid directly to the same bank account used for the direct debit.  The payment will be made no later than 30 April.

As this is an automated payment, there is no opt out option, however, you may wish to pass on the payment to a charity of your choice.

For those who don’t pay by direct debit, there will be an application form made available during the month of May for you to provide bank details to allow your payment to be made.

This page will be updated regularly with payment updates, and the link to the application form will appear here when available. 

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Last updated 10 March 2023