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. We are currently working towards making these awards to those entitled and will send notices once the awards have been made. #Hyndburn