Local support and coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents, businesses, and communities. The government has announced that England has returned to Plan A. You should continue to protect yourself and others. Find further guidance on GOV.UK.

Information and Help

Some related information that you may find useful.


  • Links to some helpful information on housing, money matters and Universal Credit.

Here are some links to related areas and information that you may find useful:

  • Council Tax
  • Housing - Information on housing options (Gateway to Homechoice), private housing repairs and complaints, adaptations, grants and loans and more.

  • Money Matters - Information on the Money Advice Service, setting up a bank account and other available support.

  • Universal Credit - Guides explaining what the introduction of Universal Credit means for landlords. 

HMRC Digital Tax Education Tools

  • E-Learning Tool - a mini tutorial with small modules covering property income /expenses / tips on record keeping etc which landlords can dip in and out of in their own time and pace.
  • Webinars - delivered by HMRC, both recorded and "live" webinars for landlords. 
  • Property Rental Toolkit - guidance on avoiding commonly made errors that HMRC see in property rental returns. Primarily for agents but may also be of interest to landlords.
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