Council tax support

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – financial support for businesses and the self-employed

For information on assistance with business rates and government cash grants for businesses, go to our business rates pages  For those who are self-employed, we are providing financial assistance for the self-employed in the form of deferred council tax payments.

The government is providing a range of measures to support businesses through the period of disruption caused by COVID-19. For details, go to GOV.UK: business support and GOV.UK: financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19).

Local council tax support

Whether you own your own home or pay rent, you must pay council tax.

Find out about council tax and ways to pay council tax.

Households on low income can get council tax support, including those who receive:

  • income support
  • job seeker's allowance
  • employment support allowance
  • pension credit

Council tax support replaced council tax benefit in 2013 as part of the government's welfare reforms.

If you think you may be entitled to council tax support you should complete a benefit claim.

The quickest and easiest way to claim is online. You can claim by logging-in to My Account. You can create an account if you don't already have one.

My Account - benefits