Council Tax Reduction rates for a couple with no children

Council Tax Reduction rates for a couple with no children

An example of how the Council Tax Reduction Scheme could work.

Clive and Daphne

Clive and Daphne live in a council flat which is in Council Tax Band C. All their children have grown-up and left home, except for Curtis, who is unemployed and looking for work. Clive has a private pension from his previous employment of £50 per week. Daphne has a part-time job and earns £100 a week. They receive Universal Credit of £176.74 per week.

Under the banded income scheme, the council will disregard the Housing Element of Universal Credit, which in their case is £170 per week:

£176.74 Universal Credit
£100.00 Earnings
£50.00 Private pension
- £170.00 Housing Element

£156.74 per week for the purpose of the banded income scheme.

They are in the income band £140 - £166, so they qualify for 83% reduction under the banded income scheme, minus a non-dependant deduction for Curtis of £4.05 per week.

Under the current scheme they would receive a reduction of 63%, minus a non-dependant deduction for Curtis of £4.05 per week.

Council Tax Bands 

To find out your percentage of Council Tax Reduction, select your Council Tax Band from the list below.

Band A

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £140 pw100%
£140 - £15983%
£159 - £17866%
£178 - £19849%
£198 - £21732%
£217 - £23615%

Band B

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £140 pw100%
£140 - £16283%
£162 - £18566%
£185 - £20749%
£207 - £23032%
£230 - £25215%

Band C

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £140 pw100%
£140 - £16683%
£166 - £19166%
£191 - £21749%
£217 – £24232%
£242 - £26815%

Band D

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £140 pw100%
£140 - £16983%
£169 - £19866%
£198 - £22649%
£226 - £25532%
£255 - £28415%

Band E

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £140 pw100%
£140 - £17583%
£175 - £21066%
£210 - £246 49%
£246 - £28132%
£281 - £31615%

Band F

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £140 pw100%
£140 - £18283%
£182 - £22366%
£223 - £265 49%
£265 - £30632%
£306 - £34815%

   

Band G

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £140 pw100%
£140 - £18883%
£188 - £23666%
£236 - £28449%
£284 - £33232%
£332 - £38015%

Band H

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £140 pw100%
£140 - £198 83%
£198 - £25566%
£255 - £31349%
£313 - £37032%
£370 - £42815%