Apply to your local council for Council Tax Reduction (sometimes called Council Tax Support).

You’ll get a discount on your bill if you’re eligible.

Council Tax Reduction replaced Council Tax Benefit in April 2013.

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What you need to know

  • Not available in Northern Ireland

There’s a different scheme in Northern Ireland.

You could be eligible if you’re on a low income or claim benefits. Your bill could be reduced by up to 100%.

You can apply if you own your home, rent, are unemployed or working.

What you get depends on:

  • where you live - each council runs its own scheme
  • your circumstances (eg income, number of children, benefits, residency status)
  • your household income - this includes savings, pensions and your partner’s income
  • if your children live with you
  • if other adults live with you