Council Tax Reduction Scheme

The Council has adopted a new council tax reduction scheme for 2024 - 2025. Find out more about the new scheme.

A Council Tax Reduction Scheme is there to help those on low incomes towards the cost of their Council Tax. Here are our regulations (pdf, 1.6mb) that show how we calculate entitlement to this reduction.

If you are already receiving help towards your Council Tax, this will be shown on your bill as Council Tax Support. The Council Tax Reduction Scheme is independent of other discounts, exemptions and relief, which you may also be able to apply for. 

Anyone with a low income may apply for Council Tax Reduction. We will work out your household income and needs. Some household will be required to pay a minimum towards their bill.

The amount of Council Tax reduction you can receive depends on your family circumstances, income, capital and savings.

Apply for Council Tax reduction

You can view pervious schemes in the 'Documents' section - the right hand column.