Help with council tax for those hit by Covid

Households in Tewkesbury Borough who are in exceptional financial difficulty could be eligible for a reduction in their council tax bill.

Tewkesbury Borough Council aims to reduce council tax for those adversely affected by Covid-19 and is now inviting applications to its Council Tax Hardship Fund. This reduction is a one-off discount which will be applied directly to successful claimants’ council tax accounts, reducing the amount they have to pay.

Council tax payers do not need to be on low income to qualify; the only criterion is that they must have experienced financial hardship because of the pandemic, even if this was only temporary.  

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s lead member for finance and asset management, Councillor Robert Vines, said: “The Covid pandemic has had a devastating effect on many people's finances, so I'm very pleased that this Hardship Fund will allow us to go some way towards offsetting their losses by offering those affected a reduction in their council tax bill.

"I’d encourage anyone who has been impacted by Covid to check if they are eligible for this financial help.”

Applications are open now with a closing date of Sunday, 6 February.

To apply for council tax hardship relief, click here: