Coronavirus: benefits

How we're supporting our benefits customers during the coronavirus pandemic

Council Tax

The government has announced that those entitled to Council Tax Support will receive an additional £150 towards their Council Tax liability (or full relief where the remaining liability after Local Council Tax Support is less than £150).

We will send revised Council Tax bills as soon as possible. We are currently working hard to implement this change, so please bear with us during these unprecedented times.

Local Housing Allowance

In response to COVID-19 the government has announced help for renters in the form of increases to the Local Housing Allowance – it has been increased so that it covers up to 30% of the market rent in your area; check Local Housing Allowance rates on GOV.UK.

Universal Credit

If your income has been affected by the current crisis, you may be eligible for Universal Credit. Find out how to apply on