Council Tax Reduction Scheme
About the scheme
The Council Tax Reduction Scheme can help those on low incomes by reducing their Council Tax bill.
Council Tax Reduction is calculated by comparing your income against an assessment of your needs/living allowance.
The things we take into account when assessing your needs are:
- your age,
- whether you are single or a member of a couple
- and whether you have any children or disabilities
Am I eligible to claim a Council Tax Reduction?
You may be entitled to claim Council Tax Reduction if you have a low income or are on Universal Credit.
You will not be eligible if you have capital, savings or investments worth more than £16,000 - unless you are entitled to the guaranteed element of Pension Credit.
How do I make a claim?
You need to claim directly with us by clicking the link below.
Somebody else lives with me, can I still make a claim?
- you do not have a partner and
- another adult is living with you and they are on a low income
The you may be able to apply for a ‘Second Adult Reduction’ to help with your Council Tax.
This is worked out using the income of all other adults in the property. You may still qualify for this even if your own income and capital is too high.
You can apply directly to the Council for a second adult reduction.
Changes of circumstance