South Oxfordshire is putting a range of measures in place to help people who are affected financially by the Coronavirus pandemic, including support for individuals.
The government has confirmed details of a £500million hardship fund. Under this scheme, those in receipt of Council Tax Reduction will receive a minimum of £150 off their council tax bill for 2020/2021, unless their bill is less than £150, in which case their bill will be reduced to zero. This is in addition to any support they already receive.
The council is now working to confirm the amount each individual qualifying household will receive off their bill – as soon as this is complete, revised bills will be issued.
Where possible, bill payers should continue to pay their bills as normal. If someone is genuinely having difficulty paying their council tax, they should contact the council tax team on or 0345 302 2313.
Those who are currently not being paid, and are struggling to pay their bill, are encouraged to apply for Council Tax Reduction – their account will then be put on hold for 30 days while their application is processed.