Council Tax and Benefits

  • Information on all aspects of Council Tax, including payments, help and changes.

  • Housing Benefit provides financial help for those on low incomes who rent their homes.

  • Council Tax and Benefit fraud is where people claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Discount Scheme and/or Social Security Benefits but have no right to claim it. The Fraud Section is responsible for detection and investigation of fraudulent claims.

  • We aim to help vulnerable people with support where they are can't meet their immediate short term needs or where they need help to keep their independence or re-integrate within the community.

  • Information about financial support for residents, including reduced council tax