Guide East Devon Residents Coronavirus update w/e March 27, 2020

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7. Council tax

Hardship fund for people in receipt of Council Tax Reduction (Support)

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Government has announced details of a hardship fund for people in receipt of Council Tax Reduction (Support). We are working through the details, but it could mean a reduction of up to £150 on Council Tax. There’s no need to contact us about the fund, as we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

However, if your personal circumstances have changed, e.g., you no longer live alone or your property is now empty, please email:

If your financial circumstances have changed, please fill in the online form on the Request Financial Support (Coronavirus COVID-19) page.

If you have any questions relating to Council Tax or benefits, please read our Coronavirus related FAQs for Benefits and Council Tax page.

If you are trying to contact us with concerns over paying your Council Tax or Business Rates, we will answer your enquiry, but it is just taking us longer than normal due to the number of enquiries we are receiving. Our Revenues and Benefits team thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Read more