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

Apply for a Council Tax Reduction

Uploading evidence 

You can upload evidence to us online using our online form.

Upload your evidence

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.

Calculate your Council Tax reduction