Harrow Council has approved plans to reduce the Council Tax bills of 12,900 households in the area this week.
The move is thanks to Harrow’s share of a £100 million fund from the government, which aims to help people manage the cost of living crisis.
Under the scheme, all households in receipt of Council Tax Support will receive a £25 discount on their Council Tax charge for the upcoming financial year. Depending on their circumstances, some households will receive further reductions on top of this, with a total discount of up to £54.
The discounts will be applied automatically, so there is no need for Harrow residents to apply. The majority of those affected will effectively have their bills frozen for the year ahead.
Harrow Council will soon send out information about Council Tax for the upcoming year, and residents are encouraged to take some time to read about where their money is going.
The council say they are committed to investing in the things people care about while minimising the impact of price rises on taxpayers.
The move has been welcomed by many residents who have struggled with the rising cost of living. With the help of the government fund, the Harrow Council hopes to ease some of the financial burden on families in the area.