Sunday, December 5th, 2021

Is coronavirus causing you anxiety over your finances? Sevenoaks District Council offers help over council tax payments

Sevenoaks residents are being reassured that help is available if they are struggling with paying their Council Tax because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sevenoaks District Council has confirmed there are a number of ways residents can get support, be that as simple as deferring payments for a couple of months or more fundamental financial assistance. Anyone who either needs help now or suspects they might do so in the coming months should contact the Council as soon as possible to discuss their options.

Cabinet member for Finance & Investment, Cllr Matthew Dickins, said: “Council Tax pays not just for your rubbish and recycling collection but for other vital public services too, many of which have come under particular pressure during this national crisis, such as care of the elderly and vulnerable, homelessness prevention, and the Police.

“Whilst these are testing times for all those out there on the front-line helping others, we know these are also times of particular anxiety at home. Every year we help thousands of people with their Council Tax payments, offering flexibility and even funding so they can meet their share.

“We know that approach will be needed more than ever in the weeks and months ahead, and we’re here to help. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for free, confidential advice and assistance if you might need a helping hand during this worrying period.”

Residents who would like to apply for help should visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/applyforhelp or call 01732 227000 as soon as possible.

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