What is Council Tax Reduction?

The following are considered to be protected groups within the 2019/20 Council Tax Reduction scheme, where the following circumstances apply:

  • the applicant or their partner is in receipt of a severe disability premium within the calculation of Council Tax Reduction or within any means-tested benefit (Housing Benefit, Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Related) or Jobseeker’s Allowance (Income-Based) 
  • the applicant, their partner or any dependant is in receipt of an enhanced disability premium within the calculation of Council Tax Support or within any means-tested benefit (Housing Benefit, Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Related) or Jobseeker’s Allowance (Income-Based) 
  • the applicant or their partner receives a War Disablement Pension or a War Widow’s/War Widower’s Pension or an Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) or any similar payment from another country
  • the applicant or their partner have moved onto Universal Credit and would have met the qualifying criteria for a severe disability premium
  • the applicant or their partner is in receipt of a support component within the calculation of their Employment and Support Allowance
  • the applicant or their partner is in receipt of the limited capability for work related activity element in their Universal Credit award. 

From April 2020, our Council Tax Reduction scheme for working age customers is changing.

Last updated: 11.33am on Monday 24 February 2020

  1. Introduction
  2. Protected groups
  3. Changes from 1 April 2020
  4. Contact