Guide About Council Tax Reduction

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5. Exceptional Hardship Fund

Exceptional Hardship Fund (EHF) payments are extra financial help for Council Tax payers who are:

  • in receipt of Council Tax Reduction (CTR) and are experiencing exceptional financial hardship, or
  • who would be in receipt on CTR but for changes made to the qualifying criteria

From April 2020, we will assess EHF applications in line with this updated Council Tax Discretionary Discount and Exceptional Hardship Fund policy.

EHF will be awarded at our discretion after careful consideration of your individual circumstances. If your application is successful, it will usually be made as a one off payment direct to your Council Tax account, reducing the amount of Council Tax you have left to pay.

Apply for Exceptional Hardship Fund payment