Coronavirus - Council Tax support

Coronavirus - support with Council Tax

We appreciate that this is a difficult time for many of our residents and that the COVID-19 virus is having a significant impact on the economy.

Your Council Tax pays for our essential services that are delivered to all residents in Daventry District, so it is really important that if your circumstances have not changed that you continue to pay what you should, maintain your direct debit payments, or payment plan, as detailed on your bill.

If you’re struggling to pay your Council Tax due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make you aware of the support available and how the Council can help you if you have been affected.

Have you claimed all the benefits you are entitled to?

Make sure that you have claimed all of the benefits that you are entitled to. For working age families this is Universal Credit from the Department for Work and Pensions and Council Tax Support from the council.

Applying for a reduction due to the impact of COVID-19

If you have been affected by COVID-19 and are self-employed, on a reduced income or have recently been made redundant, please contact us to discuss your circumstances. You may be able to apply for a reduction in your Council Tax and in some cases agree alternative payment arrangements. 

How to apply

If you think you might qualify for a Council Tax reduction would like to discuss alternative payment arrangements please follow these steps: 

  1. Download and complete our Council Tax Reduction form 
  2. Email it to us at - we will accept photographs and image scans
  3. In order to help us process your claim, please state one of the following, as appropriate, in the subject heading of your email:


How we may be able to help

Depending on the information you supply us in your application:

  • To assist you during this time, you can also spread your Council Tax payments over a 12 month period rather than the usual 10 months.

  • We can also look at your arrears so that we consider everything you owe to us and avoid any extra costs or charges.