Council to issue updated Council tax bills this week

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Council to issue updated Council tax bills this week

North East Lincolnshire Council are to issue updated Council tax bills to thousands of homes this week.

Some changes will see people receive more financial support amidst the current global pandemic.

This comes after the Office for National Statistics revealed the dramatic surge in reports of anxiety caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

If you are working age and currently receive financial support to help you pay your Council Tax, you may receive a further discount of up to £150.

Those eligible for the extra support will receive details in an updated Council tax bill this week.

Pensioners are not expected to see any changes to their account.

The Council is also making money available to support those who receive working tax credits as well as council tax support.

A spokesperson for North East Lincolnshire Council said:

“The national increase in the amount of working tax credits mean that some would have lost out on the amount of help they receive towards their council tax bill, but North East Lincolnshire Council has put funding in place to ensure that those in receipt of working tax credit will not miss out on any council tax financial support.”

Councillor Stan Shreeve, portfolio holder for finance and resources at North East Lincolnshire Council, added:

“We know that this is a difficult time for many people in our area, and we are doing what we can to support people and keep essential services running.

“The Government has given Council’s funding to help us to relieve some of the burden on council taxpayers whilst still maintaining services such as bin collections, the community recycling centre and children’s services.

“As Government policy rapidly changes due to the current circumstances, we’re keen to ensure that our residents don’t lose out and that they get any support we can offer.”

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