Coronavirus - Covid-19
In an official statement published by Local Government, Secretary Robert Jenrick said that "The government is working intensively with the local government sector to ensure the most vulnerable people in society are supported while protecting the local economy."
As part of the money put forward by the government, local authorities will receive a grant of £500 million split between them to support economically vulnerable individuals and households. The government expects most of this funding to be used to provide more council tax relief, either through existing local council tax support schemes, or through complementary support schemes.
If you have been affected financially by the Coronavirus and believe you will have difficulty meeting your instalments, we are here to help. We may be able to grant a reduction, delay your instalments, suspend any recovery action and give advice regarding any other support that is available.
Although local councils are taking the burden of paying council tax into consideration, as it stands, most households will have to keep paying council tax as normal at the moment, during the outbreak. We can reassure you that we will not take any new recovery action if residents are temporarily unable to pay council tax.
Head to your My Erewash account and complete the form called "Council Tax - Delay Recovery Request" if you need help.
Council Tax is a local taxation system used in England, Scotland and Wales. It is a tax on domestic property which was introduced in 1993 by the Local Government Finance Act 1992, replacing the Community Charge (popularly known as the Poll Tax).
Each property in the borough is assigned one of eight bands (A to H) based on property value, and the tax is set as a fixed amount for each band. Some property is exempt from the tax, some people are exempt from the tax, while some get a discount.
For more information please see the tabs to the right, or click on the following link to read a pdf document "Paying the Right Level of Council Tax - A Plain English Guide to Council Tax in England", which has been published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government:
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