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Council Tax Reduction

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2. Working Age Council Tax Reduction

Since 1 April 2020, we have used a banded Council Tax Reduction Scheme for working age people. The scheme is designed to be more straightforward to use and simpler to administrate.

We changed the scheme from 1 April 2021 to protect peoples entitlements’ from any adverse effects of welfare changes made by central Government in response to Covid-19.

The current discounts available are shown in the table below.

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When calculating your income we do not include -

  • Child Benefit
  • Personal Independence Payments
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Carers Allowance
  • Support Component of Employment Support Allowance
  • Child maintenance
  • War disablement/widows pension

For a full list please see the full Council Tax Reduction Scheme

If you are working we do not include the first £25 per week of your net household earnings and we also make an allowance for childcare costs.

  • Maximum support available remains at 100%
  • Capital limit remains at £6,000
  • Minimum income floor applies for self-employed claimants

If you/your partner are self-employed the income we use to calculate your entitlement might be different from your accounting figures. This is because our council tax reduction schemes include a minimum income floor.

Since 1 April 2021 our scheme allows us to disregard any increases made by Government to welfare benefits or tax credits as announced in the budget on 3 March 2021. This allows us to ignore the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit and the £500 one off payment to Working Tax Credit customers.