What is Housing Benefit?

Housing Benefit is a national Welfare Benefit to help you pay your rent if you are on a low income. It is sometimes called Rent Rebate if you live in a Council owned property and Rent Allowance or Local Housing Allowance if you live in a privately rented property.

What is Council Tax Support?

Council Tax Support is not a state benefit, but a Council Tax discount scheme. Whilst those of pension age will not see any change, all working age people will see a reduction in the amount of support they receive for Council Tax.