If you’re on a low income, you may be eligible for the Council Tax Reduction scheme to reduce your council tax bill.
To claim a Council Tax reduction you must:
- be 18 or older
- have a low income
- have under £16,000 in capital (unless you receive Pension Credit)
- be treated as liable for Council Tax for the property you live in
- not be a full-time student or treated as a person from abroad
Capital includes money in savings or bank accounts, shares, investments or property. Do not include the value of the home that you live in or personal possessions. Certain other types of capital are also ignored. For full details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you'll need
To calculate Council Tax Reduction, we’ll ask for:
- proof of identity
- income and savings
- household circumstances
You can upload evidence to us online using our online form.
Calculate your Council Tax reduction
If you're awarded a Council Tax reduction it'll be credited to your Council Tax account and you'll be issued a new bill.
Your Council Tax Reduction will usually be paid from the Monday after we receive your application.