Discretionary Hardship Scheme

Anyone of working age who receives a Council Tax Reduction under the Council's local scheme can make an application to the Hardship Scheme.

It is designed to help those who have exceptional circumstances and who face financial hardship in paying their Council Tax.

The purpose of the policy document is to set out how the Revenues & Benefits Service will manage the Council Tax Reduction Hardship Payment scheme (CTRHP).

It sets out some of the factors we will consider when deciding to award additional help.
We will treat each case strictly on its merits and all applications will receive equal and fair consideration.