Local residents could be entitled to council tax discount

Some vulnerable and low-income households in Wrexham could be missing out on valuable support to help pay their council tax bills, the local Assembly Member has warned.

Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths has praised the impact of the Welsh Government’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme but is concerned by the latest figures that suggest uptake is gradually decreasing.

With more and more households struggling to cope due to the UK Government’s controversial welfare reforms, Ms Griffiths is encouraging local residents to act and check if they are entitled to support.

She said: “The Welsh Labour Government has ensured council tax reductions are in place for the most vulnerable people in our society and I want people in Wrexham to claim what they are entitled to.”

“Local residents can find out more by accessing the Welsh Government’s online eligibility check or by calling Wrexham Council’s Finance Department on 01978 298992.”

“The check only takes a few minutes but it could make a real difference to those struggling to cope.”

The Welsh Labour Government programme has been protecting disadvantaged households in Wales for 5 years, investing £244 million into the scheme annually.

Roughly one-in five households in Wales receive help with their council tax bills and around 220,000 households pay no council tax at all.

People may be entitled to pay less council tax if they live in a low-income household, live alone, are a student or are disabled.

The Welsh Government’s eligibility checker and more information about council tax

reductions and discounts can be found here