1. What help is available?
Council Tax Reduction is available for people on a low income to help reduce their council tax liability.
If you are of pension age, Council Tax Reduction is worked out using a government set means tested scheme.
You can check your pension age using Check your state pension age
Since 1 April 2020, we have used an Income Banded Council Tax Reduction Scheme for working age people.
Household income and size are used to work out a discount on your council tax charge.
You must be liable to pay council tax to apply for a Council Tax Reduction.
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 scheme includes a minimum income floor.