Council Tax Support

COVID-19 Hardship Fund 2020-21

As part of its response to COVID-19, the Government announced in the Budget on 11th March 2020 that it would provide local authorities in England with £500 million of new grant funding to support economically vulnerable people and households in their local area.

The main principle of this is to initially provide a maximum £150 reduction to the council tax bills of working age Council Tax Support recipients with the potential of using the rest of the grant in a more flexible way.

There is no need to make a claim for the extra reductions and you do not need to have been directly or indirectly affected by Covid 19 to be entitled. Hyndburn council are currently working towards making these awards to those entitled and will send notices once the awards have been made.