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Council Tax support

Those with the greatest need will receive the most assistance. This assessment is undertaken using premiums and allowances based on individual circumstances.

Claim Council Tax support

There is no minimum charge (previously £3.50 per week) applied to working age claimants in receipt of the following:

  • Income Support;
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance;
  • Universal Credit where the applicant receives the maximum award (and the applicant has no other income apart from disregarded income such as Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance, Child Benefit, Child Maintenance or War Pension);
  • New Style Job Seeker's Allowance or New Style Jobseeker's Allowance and Universal Credit (and the applicant has no other income apart from disregarded income such as Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance, Child Benefit, Child Maintenance or War Pension); or
  • New Style Employment and Support Allowance or New Style Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (and the applicant has no other income apart from disregarded income such as Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance, Child Benefit, Child Maintenance or War Pension)

If you are working age, and not in one of the above groups, you will have a minimum of £3.50 a week to pay towards your Council Tax bill.

Council Tax Support will be credited directly to your Council Tax account.

The Council Tax department will send you a bill telling you how much council tax you need to pay.

If you are of pension age or are a couple, both of whom are of pension age, the minimum £3.50 per week charge will also not apply.

Useful documents


Icon for pdf Council Tax Support Scheme [1.3MB]

Icon for pdf Equality Impact Assesment [345.15KB]

Icon for pdf Exceptional Hardship Policy [148.11KB]

 

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