Council Tax Support
Council Tax Support could help reduce the amount you need to pay. The scheme was originally introduced in April 2013 to replace Council Tax Benefit as a result of changes made by Central Government. Previously, 100% of the cost of Council Tax Benefit payments was reimbursed to local authorities – under the new scheme the Government continues to reduce the level of funding provided.
Under the 2017/18 scheme the minimum payment of Council Tax is 45% in 2016/17. It will remain at 45% in 2017/18.
The scheme is currently split between the following two areas:
• one for pensioners which is a national scheme exempt from the 45% rule
• and a local scheme for working age customers.
You can apply for a Benefit Application Form here