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Help with rent and Council Tax reduction

Housing Benefit and Council Tax reduction information.

Council Tax reduction is now the responsibility of your local district or borough council.

Help for pensioners will remain the same, but some people of working age, may find themselves paying some of their Council Tax - even if they are on basic benefits which have previously led to a full rebate.

Even if you cannot get council tax reduction, you may still be entitled to a non-means-tested discount to lower your total bill if for example:

  • a disabled person lives in the property
  • a room is needed for that person’s needs
  • there is an extra kitchen or bathroom for the disabled person
  • you are the only adult in the property



Call our Benefits Helpline tel: 01629 531535 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 11am and 4pm.