Council tax reduction scheme
council tax reduction scheme
As part of Welfare Reform, from 1st April 2013, the Government abolished Council Tax Benefit and replaced it with a new local financial support scheme, called Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS).
At a glance view of benefits forms and information to help you claim.
Housing benefit appeals
Information about what to do if you think the decsion about your Housing Benefit is wrong.
How to claim housing and/or council tax reduction
You can use the same form to claim both housing and council tax reduction.
Housing Benefit or CTRS claim
Details about the documents we need to see in support of your application for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction. Council Benefit has been replaced by a Council Tax Reduction Scheme.
Second Adult Rebate
Information about Second Adult Rebate, an alternative to Council Tax Reduction which can be claimed by people who have other adults on low incomes living with them.
Localising council tax support
In April 2013 Council Tax Benefit was abolished and councils have had to devise their own local schemes of support for people on low incomes. The Government has announced a £100 million fund to support councils to develop their plans. It has also published guidance about the rules that it wants councils to put into place to ensure that low income households do not face "an extensive increase in their Council Tax liability in 2013-2014.
Here you can read details of our scheme.