Council Tax Reduction 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.
- If you are working age and receive Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance (income based) or Employment and Support Allowance (income related) you will be required to pay at least 8.5% towards your Council Tax bill.
- If you are working age and not receiving Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance (income based) or Employment and Support Allowance (income related) you will be required to pay at least 10.00% towards your Council Tax bill.
The Government has announced a number of measures to assist with financial support during this difficult time. We are working hard to implement these changes as quickly and as smoothly as possible. We will update our website when we have more information and to tell you how we are making the changes.