Council Tax bills have now been reissued to working age residents who were eligible on 11 March 2020 for Council Tax Support with a 100% reduction of their 2020-21 bill. A total of 1,230 Council Tax bills were reissued, equating to a combined value of over £580,000.
For Trafford residents not currently in receipt of Council Tax Support, help may still be available towards Council Tax bills where people are no longer working and/or are on a low income. Full information and details of how to apply can be found on the Council website.
If your income is currently uncertain or you are waiting to hear about benefits or clarification from HMRC, you can still apply for assistance and provide further information later, or you can wait and apply once you have all your information. Claims will automatically be started from 1 April 2020 as long as an online claim form is received by 31 May 2020.
Payment of business rates grants to eligible businesses has also continued, with over £39 million now paid to 3,176 businesses since the scheme went live last month.
Cllr Tom Ross, Trafford Council’s Executive member for Finance and Investment, said:
This remains a time of uncertainty for many people living in Trafford and I am pleased to see we’re using the £1.5m support we received from the coronavirus hardship fund to support some of our most financially vulnerable residents. It’s also good to see the number of business rates grants paid out continue to rise, providing important support to Trafford businesses”
Posted on Wednesday 13th May 2020