Council tax reduction scheme

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Adults that live with you

If you live with people who are not dependant on you, such as grown up children or friends of the family, we expect them to pay something towards the council tax.

The council sets the amount that we must take from your council tax reduction, even if the people living with you do not actually pay you any money. We call these amounts non-dependent deductions.

How much we deduct each week will depend on the age and circumstances of each non-dependent, as follows.

For working age claims  

Description of non dependant's circumstances

Amount deducted
(per week)

In receipt of pension credit

Nothing

In receipt of assessment phase employment and support allowance (income related)

Nothing

In receipt of main phase employment and support allowance (income related)

£6

Under 25 in receipt of income support or Jobseeker's Allowance (income based)

Nothing

Aged 25 or over in receipt of income support or Jobseeker's Allowance (income based)

£6

Under 25 and in receipt of universal credit without earned income

Nothing

Aged 25 or over in receipt of universal credit without earned income

£6

Aged 18 or over in remunerative work (16+ hours per week) or on universal credit with earnings:-​

  • weekly gross income £451.00 or more
  • weekly gross income £363.00 to £450.99
  • weekly gross income £209.00 to £362.99
  • weekly gross income less than £209.00



£19.50
£16.50
£13.50
£6.50


For pensioner claims

Description of non dependant's circumstances

Amount deducted
(per week)

In receipt of pension credit

Nothing

In receipt of income support/Jobseeker's Allowance (income based)/employment and support allowance (income related)

Nothing

Aged 18 or over and in remunerative work (16+ hours a week):-

  • weekly gross income £447.40 or more
  • weekly gross income £360.10 to £447.40
  • weekly gross income £207.70 to £360.10
  • weekly gross income less than £207.70



£12.20
£10.20
£8.10
£4

Others, aged 18 years or more

£4
Page last updated: 26 Sep 2019