Accrington Observer

Thousands in line for household tax rebate


THOUSANDS of households will see a reduction of up to £150 in their latest council tax bills.

As part of its response to COVID-19, the Government has provided local authoritie­s in England with grant funding to support economical­ly vulnerable people and households in their local area.

It is being used to provide a maximum £150 reduction to the Council Tax bills of working age Council Tax Support recipients. The rest of the grant can be used for new applicants for the rest of the year; people affected by COVID-19 who may be applying for Universal Credit, for example.

There is no need to make a claim for the extra reductions and you do not need to have been directly or indirectly affected by Covid-19 to be entitled.

Council leader Coun Miles Parkinson OBE said: “Our Council Tax Support team has worked tirelessly with our software suppliers to provide this reduction to around 4,800 households in the borough and new bills are due to be issued from Tuesday 28 July 2020.”

If you pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit, you will not need to make any changes, your new payments will be listed on your new bill. The extra reduction applies to this year only, which is your 2020/21 bill, and Council Tax bills are due to return to normal next year.”

For enquiries after you have received your new bill, please email enquiries@

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