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National Homeless Advice Service

Coronavirus Update: Government Confirms £500 Million Council Tax Hardship Fund

Posted by natalie_pearson March 25, 2020

The government have announced a £500 million Hardship Fund that will provide council tax relief to vulnerable people and households to help those affected most by coronavirus. The government has said it is up to each local authority to decide how to distribute this money. They are recommending that anyone who receives council tax support, but still has to pay some council tax, should receive an extra £150 reduction in their annual bill.

Read the full press release here

Need Advice? NHAS & Shelter’s Specialist Debt Advice Service Can Help

If you need support with a housing, housing debt or welfare benefit enquiry please get in touch with the NHAS Consultancy Line via webchat or phone, who are operating as usual.

If you’re an adviser who needs support with a difficult debt case please get in touch with Shelter’s Specialist Debt Advice Service here.