Coronavirus: Housing, Council Tax and Benefits
Last updated: 29 March 2021
Find updates about Council Tax, Benefits and housing support as well as financial help available during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Test and Trace Self-Isolation Support Payment
The Test and Trace Self-Isolation Support Payment is a £500 payment for people on low incomes who are unable to work because they must self-isolate.
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension
The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension provides critical support to the self-employed in the form of two grants, each available for three month periods covering November 2020 to January 2021 and February 2021 to April 2021.
Further support for mortgage holders has been proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Visit the FCA's Mortgages and coronavirus page for updates.
Shared and overcrowded housing - reducing the risk of infection
- accommodation with shared facilities, such as a block of flats
- overcrowded accommodation
- shared accommodation