We have been made aware of fraudulent emails being sent purporting to be from gov.uk relating to Council Tax Reduction (benefit) claims and refunds.

Please be advised that any successful Council Tax Reduction claims will be credited directly to your Council Tax bill and not issued as cash or card payments.  Any email correspondence relating to a Council Tax Reduction claim or changes to your Council Tax account will come from a ‘brighton-hove.gov.uk’ email address.

Please remain vigilant.  If you receive an email and are concerned whether or not it is genuine you can contact the relevant teams to check using the links below.  Don’t click any links you are unsure about.  If in doubt, visit our homepage and navigate through the menus to the page or form you require.

Council Tax billing team: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/counciltaxcontact

Council Tax Reduction (benefits) team: https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/benefits