What is Council Tax Reduction?

If you’re on a low income, you may be entitled to some help towards paying your council tax. This is called a Council Tax Reduction (CTR).

If you’re awarded CTR, you won’t normally receive an actual payment. Instead, your award will be used to reduce the amount of council tax you have to pay.

To find out more about how CTR is awarded, when the award starts, when it ends and what happens if there are any delays

Apply for a Council Tax discount

Check with your council if you’re eligible for a discount which will reduce the Council Tax you pay by clicking here

Other Helpful Links:

IOWCC – Council Tax Discount

IOWCC – Local Council Tax Support – Entitlement


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