Council tax reduction
You may be entitled to a council tax reduction if your net weekly income is less than the figures quoted.
If you are in receipt of benefits, you may be entitled to a reduction for council tax you pay.
Your applicable amount is the amount the Government says that you and your family need to live on each week.
Council tax reduction may be backdated up to 3 months from the date of the original claim.
Council tax reductions may be claimed if you are absent from home for between 13 to 52 weeks.
Applications for a reduction must be made on the council tax reduction claim form.
A change of circumstances that affects you, your partner, or your household may affect your Council Tax Reduction.
Non-dependant deductions may be taken from your council tax reduction if you have a person over 18 living with you.
There are six classes of person entitled to council tax reduction. Each have a number of qualifying criteria.
Appeal against a council tax reduction decision. You can do this online or in writing.
A CTR can be claimed by someone living with a person who is disregarded for council tax, such as a student.
An example would be if a claimant failed to tell us that their income had increased.
Use this form to appeal against your housing benefit and / or council tax reduction decision.