What is Council Tax Support?
Localised Council Tax Support schemes provide help for people on low incomes with their Council Tax bill.
In England each local authority has devised their own Council Tax support scheme so there may be significant differences in the level of support available in different parts of the country.
Local authorities must make sure that people who have reached Pension Credit age get the same level of entitlement under the new scheme as they did under Council Tax Benefit rules so they are protected from any reductions.
Local authorities will not be able to change their Council Tax support scheme during a Council Tax billing year. However, they will be able to make changes to their scheme for the start of each new billing year if they wish.
To find out what Council Tax Support scheme exists in your area you should contact your local authority.
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