Council Tax Support Scheme

Council Tax Support (CTS) provides low-income households, both in and out of work, with help to pay their Council Tax.

The term 'household' means the people who are responsible for paying the Council Tax bill. This could be a single person or a couple. The person registered as responsible for the Council Tax can make a claim for CTS. This maybe any owner, occupier or tenant aged 18 or over.

How much Council Tax Support am I entitled to?

We use a Banding scheme to decide how much Council Tax Support households are entitled to. The Bands match up with the amount a household earns, and this is how we will determine how much Council Tax Support they should receive.  

We will ONLY take into account a household’s earned incomeWe will NOT take into consideration of any Child Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, or other benefits the household might be in receipt of. 

The Bands are matched to income ranges so that residents will know from their earnings which banding they fall in and how much council tax support they will receive.  Each band has a threshold, avoiding the need for a household’s entitlement to change due to every small increase in earned income. 

Income Band (Monthly up to) Monthly Contribution
£250 £0
£500 £40
£1,000 £80
£1,500 £125
£2,000 £175

Download and view the local Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2023/24


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