Council Tax Reduction can help you pay your Council Tax if you’re unemployed, on a low income or claiming benefits. Council Tax Reduction is calculated by comparing your household and personal circumstances with your income and savings/capital. We also take into account any other adults who live with you.
If you are 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.