Name: What is Council Tax Support?
Description: What is Council Tax Support?
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What is Council Tax Support?

Council Tax Support is a local scheme, based on similar criteria to Housing Benefit, to help people on a low income, in or out of work, or in receipt of state benefits.  The amount you can receive depends on your income and circumstances and is shown as a discount on your Council Tax rather than being paid as a benefit.

The local scheme adopted by this Council will calculate your support and then, if you are working age, reduce your entitlement by a percentage.  Currently the percentage reduction is 20%.

For claimants of pension-credit age the Government have prescribed the rules we must use to calculate Council Tax Support.

Full details of the scheme are available below.

Details of the Council Tax Support Local Scheme for 2018/19 PDF, 1793.81 KB

Details of the Council Tax Support Local Scheme for 2017/18 PDF, 1793.24 KB

Last Updated: 07th December 2018 Print Link

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