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If you are on a low income, council tax reduction could help you pay your council tax bill.

Who can apply

You can apply for council tax reduction if:

  • you are responsible for paying the council tax for the property you live in
  • you and any partner are on a low income (you could be in work, self-employed, receiving a pension or receiving benefits)

Amount of reduction

There are different rules about how much reduction you could receive depending on whether you are working age or state pension age.

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Apply for council tax reduction

To apply for council tax reduction, you will need to complete an application form.

The form is best filled out on a laptop or computer. Free access to computers are available at your local library.

You can also download a Microsoft Word version of the form if you are unable to edit the PDF version.

Once you have completed the form, email it to

You can ask for a paper copy of the form. Call us on 01454 868002 or visit one of our One Stop Shops.

If you are applying in person you will need to hand in your form and any supporting documents for your claim at one of our One Stop Shops.

We can also provide support with completing your form if needed.

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