Council Tax Reduction Scheme and Draft Scheme

Council Tax Reduction Scheme

The Council Tax Reduction scheme is a Council Tax discount and not a Social Security Benefit. The Government asked councils to design a local scheme for their working age residents. This has meant that we have had to produce a full policy, which sets out how the scheme works.

We recognise that the full policy document is quite complicated and we will shortly publish a simpler version of the Reduction Scheme.

Draft Scheme

As part of the consultation process we published a draft scheme. This sets out the proposed Council Tax Reduction Scheme design that we consulted on. You can use this to compare what was proposed and what the final scheme design looks like.