Council Tax Reduction is applied to your council tax account and will reduce your council tax bill by the amount we calculate you can receive (this will depend on your income and circumstances). The scheme is calculated based on the shortfall in funding the council receives from central government.

If you are working age and not receiving a War or War Widows pension we will deduct 25 per cent from any reduction you can get.

If you have reached pensionable age or receive a War or War Widows pension:

If you do not have any excess income (the amount of income over your applicable amount) your Council Tax Reduction will cover the full cost of your Council Tax liability (less any non dependant deductions). If you receive Guarantee Credit: You will receive the full amount of reduction after any deductions for non-dependants have been taken off.

If you are classed as a working age person:

We will deduct 25 per cent from the amount of Council Tax Reduction you are entitled to (this is as well as any non dependant deductions).

Further information

Council Tax Reduction calculation- example

Make a claim for Council Tax Reduction

Second Adult Rebate

You may be able to claim Second Adult Rebate if you are the Council Tax bill payer and you don’t get the Single Person Discount because one or more adults live with you. The amount you can get is based on the income of the second adult and can be up to 25 per cent deduction from your council tax bill.

Make a claim for Second Adult Rebate

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Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2017-2018 Regulationspdf2MB