Council Tax support set to continue during tough times

Councillors are set to back plans to continue supporting council tax payers who need help with their council tax bill.

Since 2013 the council has run a support scheme called the Local Council Tax Support Scheme, which aims to help those who are on a low income.

Unlike in some areas, Gloucester residents who qualify, can still receive a discount for up to the full amount of their payments. Both employed and unemployed residents can apply.

Councillors at the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, December 7, are set to agree a proposal to keep the support in place, as households across the city struggle with the rising cost of living.

Councillor Hannah Norman, Deputy Leader of Gloucester City Council, said: “We know that people are worrying about rising costs and how they are going to cope during these tough times. The current scheme offers some financial support in what is already a very difficult time for many.”

Anyone worried about the rising cost of living can visit the city council’s Cost of Living webhub for information on where to get advice and the various support schemes that are available.