Erewash Borough Council is continuing to help local residents with Council Tax payments due to the challenges being faced during the coronavirus lockdown.

Nearly 4,600 Erewash residents registered on the Council Tax Support Scheme (CTS) will shortly receive their new bills from Erewash Borough Council that will include up to £150 of further support towards their bill thanks to government funding. The support scheme helps households of working age with low income, whether in work, unemployed or retired.

The news means that just over £460,000 has now been paid, meeting the government’s target to use the money to help those most in need.

In addition, the council is also working through requests from over 1,000 residents for support with their Council Tax payments, be it through requests to delay the start of their payments until June or applications to pay weekly, fortnightly or half-yearly. Instalments can also be made over 12 months rather than the normal 10.

Councillor Wayne Major, Deputy Leader of Erewash Borough Council and Lead Member for Resources, says:

“Our message remains that we are here to help. We would urge anyone who is finding it difficult to make payments to get in touch with us. It is better to deal with this straight away rather than let problems build up. We understand the difficult times that many people are facing, so please talk to us.”

Register for a My Erewash account where you will find full information and relevant online forms – including one to apply for CTS and a form to delay payments called ‘Council Tax - Delay Recovery Request’.