Council Tax Reduction

Council Tax Reduction

  • Can I claim Council Tax Reduction?

    You can apply for Council Tax Reduction whether you own your home, rent, are unemployed or working.

    You may get Council Tax Reduction if you

    • live at the property
    • pay Council Tax; and
    • have a low income, or are entitled to a benefit paid by the Department for Work and Pensions or the Pension Service.
    • if you have non-dependants living with you who have a low income, you may be able to get Second Adult Rebate on your Council Tax.

    You cannot get Council Tax Reduction if:

    • You are not directly 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

    Council Tax Reduction is calculated by comparing your household and personal circumstances with your income and savings/capital. We also have to take into account any other adults who live with you.

  • How will my Council Tax Reduction be paid?

    We will pay your Council Tax Reduction straight to your Council Tax account. You will get a bill showing any amount 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 2018/19 Winchester City Council’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme (pdf, 2.2mb).

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