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help for households

Help for Households 

Countries around the world are facing rising goods and energy prices, inflation and cost of living pressures after the pandemic and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

We know people are worried so the government is offering help to households. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.

Help for households

On benefits? You may be due cheap, long-term 'social tariffs'

More than four million people qualify for cheaper social tariffs, and it is estimated that switching to one saves an average of £144/year. Eight providers currently offer discounted social tariffs, including BT and Virgin Media. TalkTalk offers six months of free broadband for jobseekers. Further information can be found on Discounted 'social tariffs' for those on certain benefits (  

Council Tax reduction 

You could be eligible for a council tax reduction if you are on a low income or claim benefits. Your bill could be reduced by up to 100%. You can apply if you own your home, rent, are unemployed or working.

What you get depends on:

  • Where you live - each council runs its own scheme
  • Your circumstances (for example income, number of children, benefits, residency status)
  • Your household income - this includes savings, pensions and your partner’s income
  • If your children live with you
  • If other adults live with you

Apply for Council Tax Reduction

The Welcome Centre (Huddersfield) is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1151282. We are based at 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield HD1 1QB. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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