Help with Council Tax

People will understandably be concerned about paying their bills during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Here are details of how we may be able to support you:

Residents receiving local Council Tax Support

With extra government funding we can reduce the council tax bills of working age people in receipt of Council Tax Support and are working on the detail of implementing this as a priority. We could also consider delaying the start of Council Tax payments until July 2020 – which has been called a 'payment holiday' in some places.

The Council is also looking at how this government funding could be used to provide further discretionary support to vulnerable people with their Council Tax bills and will provide more details on this when available.

If you have had a significant fall in income please apply for council tax support. Advice is available by ringing 0300 7900380, emailing housing.benefits@westlancs.gov.uk or going to our webpage at https://www.westlancs.gov.uk/bills-benefits/benefits/council-tax-support.aspx

Residents not receiving local Council Tax support

If you are not receiving Council Tax Support or are yet to apply, please contact our Council Tax team on 0300 790 0381 or council.tax@westlancs.gov.uk to see how we can help you. As well as considering delaying the start of Council Tax payments for residents until July 2020 we could look into other alternatives based on residents' individual circumstances.