Council Tax Reduction
What is Council Tax Reduction?
Council Tax Reduction (CTR) can help you pay your Council Tax if you’re unemployed, on a low income or claiming benefits.
If you are pension age, single and pay Council Tax but share your home with another adult who is on a low income and does not pay rent, you may be able to get Second Adult Rebate on your Council Tax.
You cannot get Council Tax Reduction if:
- You are not responsible for paying the Council Tax
- You (or your partner) have capital or savings of £16,000 or more, unless you receive guaranteed Pension Credit
We pay your Council Tax Reduction to your Council Tax account. You will get a bill showing what you have to pay after the reduction has been awarded.
Winchester City Council’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme
Click to view a copy of the 2020/21 Winchester City Council's Council Tax Reduction Scheme (pdf, 1.3mb)
Click to view a copy of the 2021/22 Winchester City Council's Council Tax Reduction Scheme (pdf, 953kb)
Click to view a copy of the 2022/23 Winchester City Council's Council Tax Reduction Scheme (pdf, 954kb)
Backdating Council Tax Reduction
If you are under State Pension Credit age Council Tax Reduction (CTR) can be backdated to the commencement of the financial year.
If you or your partner are over State Pension Credit age you have 3 months to claim CTR.
Click here to apply for a backdate