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Cost of living support

Financial advice and emotional support on how you can ease the cost of living squeeze.

Council Tax and benefits

Find out all you need to know on how much Council Tax you need to pay, what to do if your circumstances change, making an appeal and how to apply for housing benefit or help to pay your Council Tax.

Help for households
Help for households

Countries around the world are facing rising goods and energy prices, inflation and cost of living pressures after the pandemic and Putin's invasion of Ukraine. We know people are worried so the government is offering help for households.

See what cost of living support you could be eligible for on the Help for Households campaign site.


Find out if you qualify for help to pay your rent or Council Tax and which circumstances may affect the benefit you receive

Benefit forms

On this page you can view a range benefit claim forms to complete online or download and print.

Help for those suffering financial hardship

In some cases the council will offer assistance to those struggling with financial difficulties due to unforeseen circumstances or situations out of their control