The government opened its Homes for Ukraine scheme on 14 March 2022.
This scheme offers a £350 per month payment to anybody who successfully offers a spare room(s) or empty property to a Ukrainian national to live in for at least six months.
From 12 April 2022, the government has also changed the law relating to Council Tax. This means that the presence of eligible Ukrainian residents won't affect the Council Tax discounts or exemptions that their host may receive, such as single person discounts, student discounts or annexe discounts.
We also won't take into account the £350 monthly payment to sponsors when we calculate Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.