Council Tax Reduction continues to provide money off your Council Tax bill if you are on a low income. The “reduction” is not to be confused with other Council Tax discounts such as Single Occupier Discount, which you can apply for, if you live alone. See the Council Tax & Business rates pages for more details on discounts.
Bassetlaw District Council determines a Council Tax Reduction Scheme in January each year.
In summary the scheme will;
- Be based on weekly net income and thresholds for needs (means-tested);
- Have full income disregards such as child benefit and war widows income;
- For working-age people (who are not classed as severely disabled) it will be based on the weekly council tax liability, limited to the equivalent of a band C property (if higher) but have a maximum amount or cap of 88%. Therefore, you would have at least 12% of your Council Tax to pay yourself;
- Have a maximum amount of 100% for pensioners (no cap);
- For working-age people who receive the severe disability premium in their benefits, will be based on the weekly council tax liability, limited to the equivalent of a band C property (if higher) but have a maximum amount or cap of 95%. Therefore, you would have at least 5% of your council tax to pay yourself.;
- Have a hardship fund to help those with severe financial needs or exceptional circumstances;
- Have an appeals process for disagreements with our decisions.
Last Updated on Wednesday, October 10, 2018