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 savings and capital (unless in receipt of 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
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.