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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Cost of living support payments begin in county

Denbighshire County Council has begun one-off payments of £150 to those paying Council Tax.

As part of the Welsh Government’s Cost of Living Support Scheme to help residents with cost of living increases, payments will be made to those with properties in Council Tax bands A-D.

Payments will also be made to residents who were in receipt of Council Tax Reduction Scheme Support on February 15, 2022, irrespective of the Council Tax Band, and those with properties in Council Tax Band E where the property has had modifications for disability, reducing the chargeable value to Band D.

The first payments are being made to residents who pay for Council Tax via direct debit and payments began on Monday, May 16.

Steve Gadd, the Council’s Head of Finance and Property, said: “The council is administering this scheme on behalf of the Welsh Government and we have been working as quickly as possible to be able to start making these payments to our customers.

“Payments will be made automatically to the majority of residents paying via direct debit, with the remainder of customers needing to complete a short form on the council’s website.

“We would like to thank residents for their understanding while the council has worked on IT upgrades and to ensure robust and correct procedures are in place to implement this scheme.”

Residents who do not pay their Council Tax by direct debit must complete a short application form on the Council’s website.

Our intention is for this form to be made available during the week commencing May 23 with payments made during the following week.

We will continue to keep members of the public informed on the scheme.

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