Cabinet on the 24th November 2014 and then Council on the 27th
November 2014 approved a Hardship Fund, to provide
extra financial support to vulnerable people most in need, through
awards of ‘Discretionary Council Tax Support’. This policy outlines
the awards criteria.
The awards policy will aim to provide additional temporary
support to cover a range of situations, including:
- Extreme and temporary situations which make it difficult for
the liable person to meet their Council Tax liability.
- Where imminent debt recovery / enforcement action will have a
major detrimental effect on the liable person’s capacity to support
or maintain their family.
- Where additional necessary expenses would make it
difficult for them to pay their Council Tax.
- Other difficult or exceptional personal