Councils will be able to draw upon a £4m fund to cover the bill for giving residents a rebate while they are out of their homes.
The councils will not be forced to introduce the payment exemptions, Number 10 said.
More top news
The test screens for eight common forms of cancer and helps identify the location of the disease.
New Zealand's recently elected prime minister has announced that she is pregnant.
Top temperatures only reaching 7 Celsius (45 F).