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Council Tax Reduction Scheme

The Government abolished Council Tax Benefit from April 2013. It asked every Council to develop their own local Council Tax Reduction scheme to ensure residents  get the help they need to pay their Council Tax. These changes are part of the Government's Welfare Reform changes to make working more attractive than being on benefits. It should make better use of resources to reduce dependency on state benefits.

However, the Government reduced funding for the new scheme by 13.4%. We designed our local scheme taking into account Government views, the money available, the impact on residents and the need to protect certain groups of residents.

Details of our current Council Tax Reduction scheme is in our Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2024-25 document.



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