Shropshire Council has confirmed it will offer residents whose income was impacted by the coronavirus the chance to delay council tax payments until the end of May.

Many residents across the area will have been impacted upon by the closure of a number of businesses and industries because of the government's restrictions on public life to stop the spread of the virus.

Anyone who qualifies for this will need to follow the link and fill in the relevant details:

A council spokesman said: "Please ensure you provide an email address on the form, in order that an amended bill can be emailed to you, in order to reduce printing costs.

"If you don’t have access to the Internet, please ring the revenues and benefits team on 0345 678 9002, and an officer will be happy to complete the form on your behalf.

"If you pay by direct debit and your first instalment date is 1 April 2020, you will need to return the form before this Friday for us to amend your April instalment.

"Shropshire Council would also like to remind residents worried about the impact of the coronavirus that other additional support may be available to them to help with council tax payments and payment of their rent through housing benefit.

"Any residents whose employment situation or income has been adversely impacted by the coronavirus should visit our benefits webpages for more information.

You can also access our online application form from here:"

The council added that working age claimants may need to apply to DWP for Universal Credit, but may still be able to apply for council tax support to help with your council tax payments.

For more information on Universal Credit please go to

Please contact if you would like further information.