Council Tax Reduction

Council Tax Reduction

  • What is Council Tax Reduction?

    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.

  • Winchester City Council’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme

    Click to view a copy of the 2019/20 Winchester City Council's Council Tax Reduction Scheme (pdf, 1.2mb).

    Click to view a copy of the 2020/21 Winchester City Council's Council Tax Reduction Scheme (pdf, 1.3mb)

 

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