The first few months of the year are never an easy time for finances, especially with the ongoing cost of living crisis; if you’re struggling with bills, it might be time to do a health check of your finances.

The City of Wolverhampton Council is here to help with a wide range of support with the cost of living and comprehensive advice on maximising income by making sure residents are getting all support to which they are entitled.

For example, if paying council tax is a concern, then talk to us as there may be things we can do to help.

Councillor Louise Miles, Cabinet member for Resources said:

“We know how difficult things are and supporting the city through these challenging times remains our top priority. We’re doing everything we can to help our residents, so please talk to us.

“We recognise these are very economically challenging times for councils and income from council tax plays an important part in balancing our budget. But we understand how difficult it is for everyone now and, if council tax is one of the things you’re struggling to pay, then we might be able to help. 

“Our advisors will be able to see if you’re entitled to any discounts or reductions or they might be able to reschedule your payments over a longer period. We really do want to help, so get in touch.”

Please call 01902 551166 or visit Council Tax for support.

Here are some other steps people can take:

It’s also worth looking at maximising your income:

  • Missing out on benefits? It’s estimated £19 billion goes unclaimed each year in benefits, check you’re getting everything you’re entitled to by contacting us and asking for a ‘missing benefits’ assessment on 01902 555351 or email
    If you prefer there’s an online form: just visit Our services and type ‘missing benefits’ into the search bar. We’ll not only advise on what you might be missing out on, but help you claim it too. 
  • Check eligibility for grants for help in certain situations by visiting turn2us
  • Also, check out the council’s dedicated cost of living web pages, where help and advice is available through things like the Household Support Fund; the network of community shops and much more. 
  • Explore the UK Government’s Help for Households information.