A one-off £150 Cost of Living payment, will be paid to eligible households by the end of April 2022 where they:

  • are in receipt of Council Tax Reduction (this does not include Single Person's Discount - 25%) on 14 February 2022

  • live in, and are liable to pay council tax for a property in Band A-D (or live in a Band E property and receive a band reduction due to disability) on 14 February 2022

  • have no liability for council tax, for one of following reasons, on 14 February 2022:

    • all the occupants are under 18, care leavers under 26, or severely mentally impaired

    • the property is unoccupied because the resident has gone to someone else's home to provide care, or the resident receives care elsewhere

Only one payment can be made per dwelling no matter how many eligibility criteria have been met.

Application process and processing times

There is no need to apply for this payment.

For the vast majority this payment will be applied to their 2022/23 council tax bill and instalments reduced accordingly.

For those who are exempt, and do not have a liability for council tax in 2022/23 we will make contact to arrange payment by BACS or cheque payment.

All payments will be made by 30 April 2022.