Council Tax Support

What is Council Tax Support?

Council tax support can help you pay your council tax bill if you are on a low income. It is not a state benefit, but a council tax discount scheme. Whilst the entitlement of pension age people is assessed on their full council tax liability, all working age people currently have to pay the first 10% of their council tax. If you apply for council tax support, you must continue to pay your usual council tax - your application does not mean you will automatically qualify for support.

To access our online claim form please click here.

We have produced an easy to read guide to our council tax support scheme. You can also view the full regulations for our council tax support.

Earlier this year we carried out a consultation over the way we deliver Council Tax Support in our area - you can read the consultation responses here. You can also read our equalities impact assessment and our vulnerability and work incentives policy that underpin the Council Tax Support scheme.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Check out our handy FAQs guide.