H&F Council delivers almost £2m in urgent council tax support to residents in need

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is providing almost £2million of immediate extra council tax support to help residents in need during the coronavirus crisis.

For those residents, including the self employed, who are falling into financial difficulty because of the current crisis and don’t already receive council tax support, H&F Council has launched a new, special discretionary council tax support scheme to assist at this difficult time. 

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“We are determined to do everything we can to help relieve some of the stress and anxiety residents will be feeling during this challenging time,” said Cllr Max Schmid, H&F Cabinet Member for Finance.

“We want to make sure residents, including the self employed, do not fall into debt due to the coronavirus crisis and we’re here to help our residents get through this difficult period together.”

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In addition, H&F Council will be automatically providing up to an immediate £200 discount on council tax payments this year for those residents who already pay reduced council tax due to being on low incomes.

There will be no need to get in touch with H&F council for this discount if you already receive council tax support, as this special relief will be applied directly to your bill.

The council has also expanded its Local Support Payments (LSP) scheme for residents who have lost their job, had their income reduced or waiting for benefit payments to come through during the COVID-19 crisis.

The new measure will give qualifying residents two weeks of advance payments for food, toiletries and other essential products.

Find out if you qualify for Local Support Payments

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