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.

You can read the full regulations for our council tax support.

Have your say about proposed changes to our Council Tax Reduction Scheme

We've launched a consultation to seek your views on the proposed changes to our Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

We are asking about significant changes to the scheme following the introduction of Universal Credit Full Service in our area.           

An eight week consultation exercise is now underway and you are encouraged to give your views by completing the consultation questionnaire. 

Alternatively paper copies are available at our Customer Contact Centre, Market Cross or by calling us on 01757 705101. The consultation will close on 20 October 2019.

The final decision on the proposed changes will be taken by Full Council in December 2019.

The Equality Impact Assessment details can be found here

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Check out our handy FAQs guide.