We've implemented a council tax reduction scheme from 1 April 2019. This introduced a new income-banded scheme which replaces the current scheme. This only applies to all working age people.
Pensioners (those in receipt of state pension) will not be affected by any of this scheme.
Discount bands vary depending on both monthly income and your household.
Read the Income bands council tax reduction (PDF document)to see the income bands.
Read more about the conditions of the scheme below:
- If your capital is greater than £4000 you will not be entitled to any Council Tax Reduction
- The minimum award of council tax reduction is £3 per week.
- Council Tax Reduction will only be paid to the level of a Band D property. So if your property is in a higher Council Tax band you will only be able to get help up to the cost of a Band D property
- We will continue to disregard Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, Armed Forces Independence Payments and War Disablement Payments as income
- We will also continue to disregard Child Benefit and Child Maintenance payments
- If you are working we will disregard £7.50 per week from any take home pay
- If you are a carer we will disregard up to £46.85 per week of any Carer’s Allowance you receive
- We cannot backdate any Council Tax Reduction claims
If you have other adults living in your property that aren't your partner, you may receive a lower amount of council tax reduction you get due to non-dependent deductions being applied.
You'll get a £5 reduction if you have adults living you who are:
- Of state Pension age
- Universal credit
- Working and earn up to £139.99 per week
You'll get a £10 reduction if you have adults living you who are:
- Working and earn more than £140 per week