Get election ready

The UK General Election is on 4 July. 
Register to vote by 18 June.
If you need to vote by post, you must apply to do this by 5pm on 19 June.
You need valid photo ID to vote in person. If you don’t have valid ID, apply by 5pm on 26 June for a Voter Authority Certificate.  
Find out more about voting and elections in Southwark

Step-by-Step - Help and advice

If you're struggling to pay your Council Tax, business rates, former tenant arrears or general invoices because of financial difficulties, then seek advice as soon as you can to get some help.

Useful contacts and information

Benefits and support  - information about Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit and other benefits and support available

Apply for Council Tax Reduction – if your income has gone down you could get money off your Council Tax bill

Apply for emergency support - if you've had a sudden loss or reduction to your income and can’t meet your household’s basic needs

Reducing your business rates bill – information about business rates reductions

www.stepchange.org – for independent debt advice and support

www.citizensadvice.org.uk – for independent advice

We know these are difficult times for many residents and we want to help. If you're worried about debts or have missed payments, there is free, confidential and independent debt advice available. Money Helper can direct you to a debt adviser straight away.

Page last updated: 05 April 2023

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