Council Tax Reduction Scheme
Find out more about the new Council Tax
Reduction Scheme and how this could affect you.
Council Tax Benefit and discounts are changing
From 1 April, Council Tax Benefit will be abolished and a new
council tax support scheme will replace it.
If you are affected by these changes, we have written to you to
let you know.
Who can get Council Tax Support?
Anyone who has to pay Council Tax can apply for Council Tax
If you currently get Council Tax Benefit, we will automatically
assess you for Council Tax Support - you do not need to
How much you will pay
You will get a bill in March, which will tell you how much you
have to pay.
Support for people of pensionable age will be protected in line
with our old Council Tax Benefit scheme.
How to pay
The easiest way to pay is to set up a direct debit. For details
How to pay your Council Tax bill page
If you think the support you are getting is wrong
If you think the calculation is wrong, you can ask us to check
it again. If you still disagree after we have checked it, you can
appeal to the Valuation Tribunal who will consider your appeal.
You cannot appeal to the Valuation Tribunal on the grounds that
you disagree with our scheme.
If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax
If you are worried about not being able to pay, please
contact us as soon as possible.