Council Tax Reduction rates for a couple with two children

Council Tax Reduction rates for a couple with two children

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

Ammar and Nadia

Ammar and Nadia have two children. They live in a property which is in Band D for Council Tax. Ammar works and gets £150 per week net. They receive Universal Credit of £570.28 per week.

Under th e banded income scheme, the council will disregard the Housing Element of Universal Credit, which in their case is £365.92 per week:

£570.28 Universal Credit:
£150.00 earnings
- £365.92 Housing Element

£354.36 per week for the purpose of the banded income scheme.

They are in the income band £343 - £372, so they qualify for a 32% reduction under the banded income scheme. Under the current scheme, they would get a reduction of 18% from the Council Tax.

Ammar and Nadia, the following month

Looking at the same family a month later, Ammar has had a decrease in his pay. He now earns £140, and their Universal Credit has changed to £576.58 per week. Their income under the banded scheme is now:

£576.58 Universal Credit
£140.00 earnings
- £365.92 Housing Element
£350.66 per week

They are still in the income band £343 - £372, so they still qualify for a 32% reduction under the banded income scheme.
Under the current scheme, they would get a reduction of 22% from the Council Tax.

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 £257 pw100%
£257 - £27683%
£276 - £29566%
£295 - £31549%
£315 - £33432%
£334 - £35315%

Band B

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £257 pw100%
£257 - £27983%
£279 - £30266%
£302 - £32449%
£324 - £34732%
£347 - £36915%

Band C

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £257 pw100%
£257 - £28383%
£283 - £30866%
£308 - £33449%
£334 - £35932%
£359 - £38515%

Band D

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £257 pw100%
£257 - £28683%
£286 - £31566%
£315 - £34349%
£343 - £37232%
£372 - £40115%

Band E

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £257 pw 100%
£257 - £292 83%
£292 - £32766%
£327 - £36349%
£363 - £39832%
£398 - £43315%

Band F  

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £257 pw 100%
£257 - £29983%
£299 - £340 66%
£340 - £38249%
£382 - £42332%
£423 - £46515%

Band G  

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £257 pw100%
£257 - £30583%
£305 - £35366%
£353 - £40149%
£401 - £44932%
£449 - £47915%

Band H

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £257 pw100%
£257 - £31583%
£315 - £37266%
£372 - £43049%
£430 - £48732%
£487 - £54515%