Council tax support and housing benefit
If you're on a low income you could be entitled to housing benefit and council tax support.
- Housing benefit helps people on low incomes pay their rent - it's not available for mortgage repayments
- Council tax support helps people on low incomes pay their council tax
Please note that if you claim universal credit your housing costs will be assessed separately by the DWP. You won't be able to receive housing benefit.
You'll still need to claim council tax support if you need help to meet the cost of your council tax.
Council tax reduction scheme
We are currently proposing for certain changes to be made to our council tax reduction scheme for 2018/19, the full draft policy for the proposed scheme is available in the related documents.