North Ayrshire Council are urging people who have lost their jobs or seen a reduction in their income due to coronavirus to apply for the council tax reduction scheme.

The scheme helps those on a low income pay all or part of their council tax, however it does not cover water or sewerage charges.

Groups who may not be entitled to a reduction include people who have come to live in the UK from abroad, full-time students, those living in a residential care or nursing home, or have savings of over £16,000.

How much benefit you get depends on your circumstances and how much council tax you are due to pay.

For more details, go to the council website here