Local Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies is urging people across Ogmore to take a few moments out of their day to check if they are eligible for help with their council tax bill.
The Welsh Labour Government’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme provides support to a range of people in Wales including low-income households, students, people who are severely mentally impaired and disabled people.
The Ogmore AM said:“The Welsh Labour Government has made sure that council tax reductions are in place for those who need this help the most.”
“Vulnerable people across Wales are struggling with the effects of the UK Government’s welfare reforms and the Council Tax Reduction Scheme can offer valuable support for many of these households. I want to see more eligible people in Ogmoreaccessing the help they are entitled to.”
“I would strongly urge anyone who thinks they might be eligible for a council tax reduction to call their local authority or visit the Welsh Government’s online eligibility check at: https://gov.wales/council-tax-discounts-and-reduction .”
“The check only takes a few minutes, but could make a real difference to those who are struggling to make ends meet.”
Local Authority Council Tax department numbers can be found at: https://gov.wales/local-authority-council-tax-contacts