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Helping you pay rent or council tax

Find out if you can get help to pay your rent and council tax. Use our free online services to check your entitlement to benefits or create your own personal budget plan.

Universal Credit

This is a benefit to help with rent and living costs if you are of working age and on a low income, not working or you are unable to get work.

More about Universal Credit

Housing benefit

Find out what help is available to pay your rent, how much you may be entitled to, how to make a new claim or tell us if your circumstances have changed.

More about housing benefit

Council tax support

Find out how to apply for a reduction in your council tax. Use our online calculator to estimate the amount of council tax support you may be entitled to.

Access council tax support

Discretionary housing payment

If you receive housing benefit or Universal Credit and are struggling to pay your rent, we may be able to offer you a short-term discretionary housing payment.

More about discretionary housing payment

Online benefit calculator

Use the calculator to find out what benefits you are entitled to.

Calculate your benefit

Online budgeting tool

The first vital step in taking control of your finances is to create your own personal budget plan. Our user-friendly budget planner is free to use and should only take minutes to complete...

Plan your budget

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