Richmondshire District Council

Hardship fund payments

Richmondshire Council taxpayers could be in line for a £50 discount.

Through the Covid-19 Hardship Fund, working age customers already entitled to council tax reduction are eligible for the money.

The District Council has decided to allocate £65,000 in Covid-19 government funding for 2021/22 to the scheme.

The Government cash was allocated to the authority to support council taxpayers that have suffered financially as a result of the implications of Covid-19.

Those entitled to this payment will receive a revised council tax bill shortly. The payment will be shown on the bill as Council Tax Additional Award Working Age.

Any accounts placed in credit after this award has been made will have the overpayment refunded to the taxpayer. This is a cash limited fund which will close once the funding has been spent.

Read more on our council tax reduction hardship fund page.

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