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Cost of Living

With significant rise in the cost of living we know that some households will be struggling financially, emotionally or because they need practical advice and help. Here is some key information on what support is available and how to access it. As new schemes, advice and support becomes available this page will be kept updated.

Benefit and Council Tax Support

Housing Benefit

What is housing benefit?

Council Tax Support

What is Council Tax Support?

Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary housing payments allow us to make additional payments to people who receive housing benefit or the Housing Element of Universal Credit who appear to need further help.

Report your changes

All changes of circumstances must be reported immediately to the revenues and benefits office. It is now a criminal offence not to report a change.


An overpayment is when you have been paid benefit when you were not entitled to it.

Payment Calendar

2022/23 Payment Calendar for Housing Benefit Payments

Revenues and Benefits Privacy Notice

Privacy notice - Council Tax, Council Tax Support and Housing Benefit