Buckinghamshire Council offers extra help to council tax payers

Buckinghamshire Council is giving extra help to working age council taxpayers who receive a reduction to their council tax.
Martin Tett, leader of the Buckinghamshire CouncilMartin Tett, leader of the Buckinghamshire Council
Martin Tett, leader of the Buckinghamshire Council

These customers will receive an extra reduction in their council tax bill of up to £150. If the original council tax charge was £150 or less then the council tax charge will be reduced to zero. If it was more than £150 then it will be reduced by £150.

Councillor Martin Tett said the move was designed to help amid 'coronavirus uncertainty'.

Revised council tax bills are being sent out over the next week to those council taxpayers who will receive the extra help.

Cllr Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council, said: “Council tax pays for many essential services such as care for our most vulnerable adults and children, waste and recycling, and roads, as well as police and fire services. The coronavirus crisis has added to our costs as we work to support our residents and businesses.

“With so much uncertainty surrounding what the future holds, this reduction means one less concern for residents on lower incomes.”

Cllr Tett added: “For those residents who can afford to pay their council tax, your ongoing payments mean we can continue to provide regular services as well as the additional support as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

“If you do not qualify for the reduction but are experiencing difficulty, you can contact us to discuss payments options.”

The contact details are:

Aylesbury area: Phone: 01296 585299

Chiltern area: [email protected] Phone: 01494 732077

South Bucks area: [email protected] Phone: 01895 837500

Wycombe area: [email protected] Phone: 01494 412226