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Council tax reduction scheme

​If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for a reduction in council tax.

Who is eligible

Check your entitlement to housing benefit and council tax reduction.

If you are not eligible for the council tax reduction scheme you might still be able to apply for a discount based on your situation.

How to apply

You apply for council tax reduction and housing benefit online.

If you are waiting for an assessment you must continue to pay your current bill until we have assessed your claim.

How much reduction you get

From 1 April 2017:

  • If you are a pensioner on a low income you may be eligible for a reduction of up to a maximum of 100% on the whole amount of your council tax.
  • If you are of working age on a low income you may be eligible for a reduction of up to a maximum of 67% on the whole amount of your council tax.

Find out more information about the change to the maximum reduction for people of working age from 1 April 2017.

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