10th Aug, 2020

Droitwich residents struggling to pay council tax can get help from Wychavon

Tristan Harris 2nd Jul, 2020 Updated: 2nd Jul, 2020

DROITWICH residents struggling to pay their council tax bills are being urged to seek help from Wychavon District Council.

The authority’s Revenues and Benefits team is working hard to support people who find themselves in financial difficulty because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Anyone who cannot pay should check to see if they are eligible for Council Tax Support.

Successful claims will reduce the amount people need to pay.

Those who do not qualify should contact Wychavon’s team to discuss their situation.

Other options available include spreading payments throughout March which will lower each monthly amount.

Coun Bradley Thomas, Wychavon District Council leader, said: “If people can continue to pay their council tax then it’s important they do so.

“This money is paying for vital services funding the Covid-19 response such as supporting businesses, helping residents in need, and maintaining essential services like bin collections.

“It’s also funding crucial services provided by other organisations like adult social care and the police.

“But we recognise a significant number of people are in financial difficulty, so our team is being sympathetic in respect of unpaid Council Tax instalments.”

He added the council wanted people to know support was available if needed and said anyone in that situation should seek help as soon as possible.

For more information about how to claim Council Tax Support or to spread payments through to March visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/coronavirus and follow the links or call the Revenues and Benefits team on 03004 560 560.

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