General information and how to apply
Council Tax Reduction (CTR) is a new discount scheme for persons of working age which came into effect from 1 April 2020.
To apply for CTR you must:
- be of working age
- be liable to pay Council Tax for your property
- be living in the property as your main home
- have less than £6000 in savings
- be living in a property in Council Tax bands A-E (if you do not own your home, then you can also apply in bands F, G and H)
You will be required to upload proof of your National Insurance (NI) number at the time of making an application. Please ensure you have this before proceeding.
To apply for Council Tax Reduction, please complete our online form below:
If you are currently in receipt of CTR and are informing us of a change in your circumstance, please complete the online form below:
You may be issued a penalty of up to £70 if you fail to report a change in your circumstances within two months of the change.
What happens once I have made an application?
If you are awarded CTR we will apply the reduction to your Council Tax account and send you a new bill with the discount included.
Please note we will no longer send you a notification letter detailing your entitlement.