Coronavirus (Covid-19): service updates, support and health advice.
Online planning, building control and licensing services will be unavailable between 2pm and 3.30pm on Saturday 29 January. This is because of essential maintenance.
There’s a limit on the total amount of benefit that most people aged 16 to 64 can get. This is called the benefit cap
Alternative sources of assistance such as with fuel or goods for those on low income or receiving means tested benefits
Information on getting assistance with travel if you are on low income or receiving means tested benefits
Use the Government's benefits calculator to review your entitlement to benefits
Fuel Banks are being created to offer vouchers as a form of financial assistance for paying utility bills
Information on various types of payments and other financial support available
Housing Benefit is a means tested benefit designed to help people on a low income to pay their rent
Local Housing Allowance is the maximum amount of housing benefit you can get if you rent from a private landlord.
New locally based help
Information on the Social Sector Size Criteria or ‘under-occupation’ rules,
The Welfare Advice Partnership was originally established in 2003 as a sub-group of the Community Legal Services Partnership.
Discretionary housing payment is an award to give extra help towards payment of your rent
The Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme uses a person's income to decide how much discount to apply to their council tax liability.