Additional government funding for Council Tax Support Hardship Fund

Councillor Ric Metcalfe


Residents of working age currently receiving Council Tax Support will have the amount they have to pay for the 20/21 financial year reduced by up to £150.

Government has provided additional funding to help council taxpayers during the Covid-19 outbreak and City of Lincoln Council will now be applying the relief to the relevant accounts.

Many taxpayers entitled to this relief will have nothing to pay for this financial year or could be entitled to a refund. In this situation those who have a bank account linked to their Council Tax account should have their payments returned automatically. 

If your bank account is not linked to your council tax account, residents can complete the online form at www.lincoln.gov.uk/ctaxrefund to request a refund from the overpayment.

City of Lincoln Council will not contact taxpayers over the phone or text message regarding potential overpayments so please do not provide your personal details if you are approached regarding overpayments or refunds. 

Cllr Ric Metcalfe, Leader of the city council, said: “We have been provided with additional funding by government to help council taxpayers at this difficult time.

“This means that for many taxpayers entitled to the relief, they will have nothing to pay this year.”

If you are not currently in receipt of Council Tax Support but are struggling with council tax repayments, you may be eligible for a discretionary housing payment. Please visit www.lincoln.gov.uk/council-tax/council-tax-support for more information.

Published on May 26th 2020