We are currently reviewing Council Tax Support (CTS) for customers who are working age. The reviews will make sure that the support you are getting is correct.
If we have written to you about a review, you must complete the review from by clicking on the link below within 21 days of the date of the letter.
Before completing the form, you must have details of all your household income. The form may ask you for the following proof.
- Your most recent Universal Credit statement including the full breakdown
- Proof of any benefit you get
- Your most recent wage slip
- Your partner’s most recent wage slips
The proof can be provided as a screenshot or photo from your smart phone or tablet.
To complete, please visit our Council Tax Support Review Form.
If we have not written to you, please do not complete this review form.
Our Local Council Tax Support Scheme for Working Age People
Since April 2022 we have changed the way we calculate Council Tax Support (CTS) for working age people. The support is now calculated based on the net income received by the applicant, and any partner. That net income will place you in an income band. That band relates to the percentage support you will receive off your Council Tax Liability.
CTS is a discount on your Council Tax account, and not a benefit. Where there is an award of CTS, the bill will show the CTS code and percentage support. We will no longer send CTS letters.
Working age applicants must pay at least 25% of their Council Tax charge. The table below shows the income bands and code that will appear on the bill. The percentage support that will be applied to the Council Tax account can also be seen.
|Household||Weekly Income £0-£100||WEEKLY INCOME £100.01-£175||WEEKLY INCOME £175.01-£250||WEEKLY INCOME £250.01-£325||WEEKLY INCOME £325.01-£400||WEEKLY INCOME £400+|
|Single person||A1 (75%)||A2 (50%)||A3 (25%)||0%||0%||0%|
|Couple with no children||B1 (75%)||B2 (50%)||B3 (25%)||0%||0%||0%|
|Single with 1 child||C1 (75%)||C2 (75%)||C3 (50%)||C4 (25%)||0%||0%|
|Couple with 1 child||D1 (75%)||D2 (75%)||D3 (50%)||D4 (25%)||0%||0%|
|Single with 2 or more children||E1 (75%)||E2 (75%)||E3 (75%)||E4 (50%)||E5 (25%)||0%|
|Couple with 2 or more children||F1 (75%)||F2 (75%)||F3 (75%)||F4 (50%)||F5 (25%)||0%|
The other main points of the new working age CTS scheme are:
- Applicants who receive Income Support, Employment Support Allowance (income related) or Job Seeker’s Allowance (Income based) will automatically receive 75% support.
- The income bands shown in the above table are net weekly amounts. This means income once Tax, National Insurance and half of any work-related pension has been deducted.
- Applicants with savings above £6,000 will not qualify.
- For applicants that are working, the first £20 per week of any household earnings will be ignored.
- Payments from Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, Armed Forces Independent Payments, Child Benefit and Child Maintenance will be ignored when working out net weekly income. For more details on which incomes are included and which are ignored please see the Council Tax Support Relevant Income page.
- The income of any adults who live in the property, who are not the applicant’s partner, will not affect the level of support.
- For applicants who are in receipt of Universal Credit the following elements will be disregarded when calculating the level of income:
- Housing costs element
- Carer’s element
- Limited capability for work element
- Disabled child element.