The Government has announced a £500 million hardship fund to help working age people, who get Council Tax Reduction (CTR), pay their council tax bill in the year 20/21 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
A discount of up to £150 has been awarded to those working age customers who receive CTR in the year 20/21. This does not include residents who only receive a discount or exemption, e.g single person’s discount.
This will be a one off payment automatically credited to your account and will show on your bill as a credit of “Council Tax Discretionary relief” your bill will also show a revised instalment payment plan.
New bills are being sent in the post along with an explanatory leaflet.
Teignbridge already provides 100% support to residents on a low income, If you are in receipt of a Council Tax Reduction and your council tax liability is nil, then no reduction will be made. If you're in receipt of a Council Tax Reduction and your council tax liability is less than £150.00, then your liability will be reduced to nil.
This fund will help those who are not in receipt of full support and will reduce the amount they have to pay during this difficult time.