Council Tax Support

You may get Council Tax Support if you:

If you arrived in the UK within the last 5 years and wish to claim benefit, you will need to prove your right to stay in this country. We will ask you to provide extra information so that a decision can be made.

Before you apply for Council Tax Support, find out more about discounts, disregards and exemptions by visiting the Council Tax discounts page. If you then think you may be eligible for a discount or disregard, complete the relevant forms first before you apply for Council Tax Support.

When you apply, you may need to provide evidence of your identity, income, savings and other capital.

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Council Tax payments for people receiving Council Tax Support

If you're of working age, you will need to pay 24.5% towards your Council Tax.

You will not have to pay this amount if you get:

You will also not have to pay this amount if you are:

For more information on Council Tax Support, refer to the Council Tax Support scheme (PDF, 2108.01 KB) or the Council Tax Support scheme summary (PDF, 126.68 KB).