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Thousands of Leicester households to get extra help with council tax


ALMOST 18,000 households in Leicester are set to receive revised council tax bills with a reduction of up to £150 to help ease financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic.

Every household of working age that is already in receipt of council tax support is entitled to an additional credit of up to £150 towards their council tax bill for 2020/21 as part of a Government-funded support scheme.

The credit is automatically applied and will be reflected in new bills that are now being sent to all eligible households.

Leicester City Council has received £3.7million from the Government to fund this additional council tax hardship fund. It is estimated that the final cost to administer the payment could be higher than this.

More information about the council tax hardship fund is available online.

Help is also available for people who are experiencing financial crisis that has left them without funds for utility bills or food.

To make a claim for crisis support, people should email their name and contact number to

A member of council staff will then call back between 9.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday and an application will be completed over the phone.