Policy paper

Localising support for Council Tax: taking work incentives into account: guidance

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This document updates the guidance that was published in May 2012.



Localising Council Tax support is part of a wider set of reforms to the welfare system. Councils will design local Council Tax reduction schemes for working-age applicants that will also support the wider objectives of welfare reform. This guidance sets out the key considerations for councils when designing their local scheme.