Council tax reduction scheme

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Read the scheme rules

You are not liable to pay council tax until you are 18. To claim council tax reduction you must be liable to pay council tax (you are the person whose name is on the bill).

The council tax reduction scheme provides financial help for people on a low income. The amount you receive is calculated based on your income and the size and needs of your household.

All councils are required to create a local scheme, so ours may differ from those being operated in neighbouring boroughs. You can check how much you are entitled to using our online calculator.

Page last updated: 26 Sep 2019