Preston City Council Providing Support For Those Struggling with Council Tax
Oct, 13 2020
12 months ago the majority of the North West had good jobs that were keeping their families afloat. Yet 1 year later and a very story is depicted. Within the last 7 months there has been severe uncertainty surrounding people’s income and deep concern for their future.
The thought of having to pay bills when there is little money is proving a real strain for the provider.
Council tax bills in particular have been the recent focus for Preston City Council who are encouraging locals to get in touch for extra support if they are struggling to pay this bill.
This will come in the form of reminder letters asking people to bring their payments up to date which are due to be sent out soon.
The options will vary from deferred payments or revised instalment plans readily available to residents who have fallen behind with their payments.
Councillor Martyn Rawlinson, Cabinet Member for Resources and Performance at Preston City Council reassured locals how they will help where necessary,
“The coronavirus pandemic has created financial uncertainty for many people who may have lost their job, had their hours reduced or been placed on furlough. We want to support residents who are worried about paying their council tax bill and I’d urge anyone who finds themselves in this situation to contact our dedicated welfare benefits and debt advice teams immediately to see what options and support is available.”
You can contact Preston City Council in the following three ways:-
- Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website :- www.preston.gov.uk
- Telephone:-01772 906900.
Council Tax Payments are designed to fund essential services in the community ranging from waste disposal to the upkeep of local parks.
Nevertheless, Preston City Council only receives 12% of council tax payments to spend on services in the city with the rest allocated to police, fire and rescue, and services provided by Lancashire County Council including education and social care.
^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger