COVID-19: Council Tax Support
Help has been made available for the most vulnerable in society to pay their Council tax amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
As part of the Governments £500m fund for Council’s to support people to still pay their Council tax, North East Lincolnshire Council is set to receive £1.6m to help people who struggle to pay their bills.
This additional funding will allow residents who already receive Council Tax support to receive a further automatic discount of £150 off their account. Those who qualify will see an updated Council Tax bill land on their door mats soon.
Whilst the outbreak of the virus across the UK has seen many employers close temporarily and workers head home, Councils are still providing vital services to support their residents.
Councillor Stan Shreeve, portfolio holder for finance, said: “This money will help some of our most vulnerable those most in need of support.
“Those that qualify will receive a second council tax bill in the coming weeks with the updated amount that you will be billed for.”
Councillor Phillip Jackson, Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “Even in these difficult times, the Council is still providing a whole range of different services to people across our borough and these vital services still need to be paid for.
“Without the Council’s income, many if not all of the services that we provide will grind to a halt. This means bin collections, adult social care, highway maintenance, street lighting and services to support vulnerable children and families coming to an end.”
To speak to someone about receiving Council tax support, call 0300 3030164. Alternatively, you can visit our make a new claim page.