Households who are struggling to pay their council tax can now reach out for financial help from the council.
Gedling Borough Council said it has now written to over 3,800 households who have been identified as families who may be struggling to pay their council tax. The letter contains advice about how to apply for the local Council Tax Hardship Fund, as well as other options available to help them during the coronavirus crisis.
The council is also offering financial support to families who need help with a rent deposit or an advance when moving into a new property.
All of the schemes are available at the council’s discretion and applicants must provide information to show their financial hardship.
More details about the schemes and how to apply are on the council’s website www.gedling.gov.uk/coronavirus under the ‘support for residents’ section. Alternatively, people can call the council’s Customer Services team on 0115 901 3901 and speak to a member of the team.
Deputy Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor Michael Payne said: “We want to make sure that our residents are getting all the help they can during this difficult time. Many of them may not be aware that there is this extra help available if they’re struggling to pay their council tax, so we are urging them to get in touch with us through our website or by calling our customer services teams.
“We have written to 3,800 families to offer them reassurance that we know they may be struggling to pay their council tax bill and that we are here to help them, and everyone else in the borough, as much as we can.”