Council Tax Relief for the Vulnerable

Mendip District Council is to provide additional Council Tax reductions worth an extra £¾ million to hundreds of its most vulnerable people and households.

The aim is to ease the financial burden on those Mendip residents who are already in most need and unable to go to work, due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The measures mean eligible residents of working age, in receipt of Council Tax Support, will get an immediate, one-off discount of £150 extra – which will further reduce their 2020/21 Council Tax bill.

Council Tax Support and the Additional Hardship Discount

  • If you’re eligible for the Additional Hardship Discount for the 2020/2021 tax year, you should get a new Council Tax bill in the coming weeks.
  • If you’re not yet receiving Council Tax Support, are on a low income and think you may be eligible, please contact the Council.
  • In particular, if you’re claiming Universal Credit for the first time, you may also be eligible to claim.

More information on the Mendip District Council website