Christmas opening hours

Many public services and facilities run by the council and partners will be affected during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Christmas opening hours

2. Housing Benefit

You could get Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent if you’re on a low income and paying rent. (If you live in privately rented accommodation you may be eligible for a Local Housing Allowance).

Claim Housing Benefit

You may also be eligible for Discretionary Housing Payments if your Housing Benefit is less than the full amount of your rent. 

Council Tax Reduction

You can claim money off your Council Tax, called ‘Council Tax Reduction’, on the same online form as you claim Housing Benefit.

You may also qualify for other discounts on your Council Tax. Sorry, you need to claim those discounts on another part of the website.

So when you have claimed Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction, go to Money off your Council Tax