Council tax support

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Local Council tax support is help for anyone on a low income who pays Council tax.​​​

Council Tax and Housing Benefit service online. Click image to apply online

Applicants can claim whether they are in full time work or on benefits.

If you are looking at moving to a lower band, or for information on exemptions, please see Council tax band reductions and Council tax exemption.

In this section

Make a claim

Guide on making a new claim for Council tax support

Make a backdated claim

You should claim as soon as you need help because a claim cannot normally be backdated

How Council tax support is paid

Council tax support is credited directly to your Council tax account


Maximum amount of Council tax support a working age claimant can receive

Report a change of circumstances

You must let the Council know about any changes to your circumstances

Review of your claim

Renewals or reviews allow us to make sure that your claim is correct regularly

Appeal against a decision

Once the Council has assessed your claim, you will be sent a notification showing your entitlement

Local Council tax support scheme 2015

Frequently asked questions

Council tax online forms

You can pay Council tax, apply for discounts and tell us about changes of address online

Apply, Pay, Report

Do it online


Useful websites

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