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Easing the squeeze for residents in North Herts

25 April 2022
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Following the rise in energy bills and other costs of living, North Herts Council has put together a one-stop source of advice and information for local residents to help ‘ease the squeeze’ in the current climate.

From who’s eligible and how to get your hands on the £150 council tax rebate, to finding your nearest food provision service and the cheapest fuel, we hope the long list will go some way to help.

Some of the information is specific to North Herts, while some is more general. Information was correct at the time of publishing and we cannot accept any responsibility for third party information or actions. 

North Herts Council Managing Director, Anthony Roche, said: “We know this is a trying time for many residents, with ever increasing pressures on their budgets. We really hope our Easing the squeeze guide which gives useful advice, tips and information, will go some way to help residents manage through these unprecedented times.   

“We have already given over £2m to residents via the council tax energy rebate scheme – please apply online for the £150 which is a direct payment, not a loan – and are working hard with partners, including Citizens Advice North Herts, to see how we can help those most in need. If you are struggling and need help, please contact us, your housing provider or Citizens Advice for help. If you are in crisis please call HertsHelp on 0300 123 4044.”

Read our Easing the squeeze guide and look out for posts on our social media channels, @NorthHertsDC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and search for us on Nextdoor.