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£150 Council Tax rebate for Guildford Local Council Tax Support recipients

Local Council Tax Support recipients within the borough of Guildford will automatically receive a further discount of £150 on their Council Tax bill for 2020-21.

The Council will issue new revised bills to all residents of working age who currently receive Local Council Tax Support, in response to the economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

We are also offering additional help in the form of short-term discretionary payments to Local Council Tax Support recipients who are struggling with financial issues.

Lead Councillor for Finance and Assets, Customer Services, Cllr Joss Bigmore says: "We understand many of you are worried about how this challenging and unprecedented time will affect you financially and one concern is your Council Tax. We hope that this range of measures will help to allay the fears of the most disadvantaged residents in the borough. We need to pull together as a community, now more than ever and will do all we can to support you through these tough times.

"In addition, we have help and support in place for council housing tenants and can also advise on support for those in private rented accommodation. We also continue to work closely with partners to support people who are homeless or rough sleeping in our borough."

Local Council Tax Support is available to people who have lost their job or been placed on reduced hours during the coronavirus pandemic. Applications can be made through the Guildford Borough Council website  on our Local Council Tax Support page

Any resident having difficulties making their Council Tax payments is advised to call 0330 123 0081 or email ctax@guildford.gov.uk (putting 'DIFFICULTIES' in the subject line and quoting their Council Tax reference number) to discuss their problems.

We are also planning further financial assistance measures and will publish these details as soon as possible.

For more information, see our Financial help due to Coronavirus measures page.

Published on Friday 27 March.