Online accounts for Council Tax, Housing Benefits, Business Rates and landlord services will not be available on Saturday 16th December due to a system upgrade, but you will still be able to make payments online here.

Benefit cap

We have a specialist Welfare Reform Team who help and give advice and support to any resident of Reading affected by the benefit cap. 

You can find practical advice on how to deal with the benefit cap from our pdf icon factsheet [67kb].

If you need more help, you can contact us on 0118 937 2410 or


Types of childcare available locally

Free under-5s childcare


Volunteering can boost your skills and make you more employable.

Reading Voluntary Action - advice on volunteering and register of opportunities available

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