The UK Government has placed the country in partial ‘lockdown' as it seeks to slow and halt the spread of COVID-19. This has affected work opportunities for many people, especially those who are self-employed or working on zero hour contracts, and some companies have had to make workers redundant.
Cllr Chris Weaver, Cabinet Member for Finance at Cardiff Council, is now asking residents who are having difficulty paying their council tax, because the outbreak has affected their work arrangements, to contact the council to see if the authority can assist in any way.
Cllr Weaver said: "We know that people are very concerned and I want them to know we will do all that we can to help. Our contact centre is currently very busy, taking a significant number of calls with a reduced workforce, so if you can, please enquire through our website. The council tax team can also be contacted directly by email via