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. For 2016/17 the percentage reduction is 18.5%.
For claimants of pension-credit age the Government have prescribed the rules we must use to calculate Council Tax Support.
Some of the rules are changing from 1 April 2017. Please see our summary of changes. Full details of the scheme are available below.
Previous year information
Details of previous year Council Tax Support Schemes
Summary of changes from 1 April 2017
Changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme from 1 April 2017. The full details of our scheme are also published on our website