Council Tax Support scheme

Working age people who currently receive Council Tax Support may be awarded a maximum of 80% discount from their Council Tax, dependent upon their circumstances.

Those classed as pension age may be awarded a maximum of 100% discount from their Council Tax, dependent upon their circumstances.

If a Council Tax payer is experiencing exceptional financial hardship and receiving Council Tax, support a claim for assistance can be made.

An application for the exceptional hardship fund can be made by completing the online application linked below.

Apply for an exceptional hardship payment

The Council will consider each application on its own merits, but as the fund is limited, awards will only be made in exceptional circumstances.

The Council has partnered with Shelter to provide free confidential welfare and debt advice to residents of the borough.

You can call Shelter for help and advice on 0344 515 1831, email lancashire@shelter.org.uk , or by drop-in at Blackburn Library. There is also lots of helpful advice on their website.

Confidential and independent help is also available via the National Debtline you can call them on 0800 808 4000 or visit their website.

Apply for Council Tax support