Help to pay Council Tax

How it is worked out | Apply online for Council Tax Support | Who can claim

Council Tax Support is to help pay Council Tax.  You do not have to be on another benefit to qualify for Council Tax Support, you can just be on a low income.

Apply here online for Council Tax Support.

The council does not just collect Council Tax - we also administer a local scheme of financial support to help pay Council Tax for those on a low income.

If you have over £16,000 in savings and you are not in receipt of Pension Credit Guarantee you will not qualify for Council Tax Support.

You can make a Council Tax Support claim online now.

This is financial help towards paying the charge however there are circumstances where the actual charge can be looked at, further details are available in Council Tax Discounts and exemptions.

Benefit calculator

Online benefit calculator for instant online Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support estimate.

How it is worked out

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support are means tested financial assistance towards paying your rent and your Council Tax.