Council tax support available for residents from Worcester City Council during pandemic
Worcester City Council is encouraging residents who are facing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic to apply for council tax support.
Applications can be made online at https://www.worcester.gov.uk/council-tax/pay-my-council-tax.
Worcester residents also have the option to spread their council tax payments over 12 months instead of the usual 10 - as long as they start paying in April.
To set that up, email email@example.com.
Working age residents who already receive council tax support will see their council tax bill reduced by up to £150, depending on individual circumstances.
The reduction will be made automatically – resident does not need to do anything.
Although Worcester City Council collects council tax, 89 per cent of it goes to help other organisations run vital local services.
They include adult social care, children’s services, police, fire and rescue service and libraries, as well as refuse collection, provision of leisure centres, swimming pools and parks.
For more information contact the Revenue and Benefits team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org call 0300 456 0560.
People are asked to be patient as the service is experiencing high volumes of calls.