If you are on a low income, the Council Tax Support Scheme can help towards paying your Council Tax.
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We are reviewing our Council Tax Support scheme and are proposing to make some changes from 1 April 2022. These changes only affect working age claims. We are now conducting a consultation exercise, which starts on 23 August 2021 and ends on 3 October 2021.
To find out more about the proposed changes and to give us your views, please complete the survey below.
Anyone who has to pay Council Tax can apply for Council Tax Support. However, this scheme is there to help people on a low income.
The amount you get depends on your income and circumstances. It is worked out by looking at:
You will not be entitled to any support if you have savings of more than:
To make your claim for Council Tax Support, complete the online application form below.
We will tell you what information you need to provide and you can include this with your application.
You will need to provide information to support your Council Tax Support claim. We need this as soon as possible so we can process your claim.
You will need to provide proof of:
You can send these to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or upload your information using our online form below.
We work out your Council Tax Support by comparing your weekly income with your applicable amount. Your applicable amount is the minimum amount the Government says you and your family need to live on each week.
If you are of working age, you will pay at least ten per cent of your Council Tax bill (unless you are getting a disability benefit).
We also make deductions for non-dependants. These are adults living with you who are not your partner.
If you are entitled to Council Tax Support, this amount will show as a reduction on your Council Tax bill.
For full details of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme, download the document below.
If you get Council Tax Support but still have some Council Tax to pay and cannot afford to pay it, contact us straight away. We may be able to defer or spread your instalments, or you can pay on a weekly basis.
For help and advice, phone 01590 646111.