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).
Claiming Council Tax Reduction (CTR) if you have claimed or get UC
CTR can help towards the cost of your Council Tax.
If you have recently claimed UC you will not need to make a claim for CTR. The DWP will tell us you have claimed UC and we can use this as your claim for CTR.
If we contact you for more details you must reply as soon as possible or you may lose out on help.
If you already get UC and you are not getting CTR you will need to make a claim as soon as possible.
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
Council Tax Reduction calculation - example