Council Tax Reduction rates for a single parent with one child

Council Tax Reduction rates for a single parent with one child

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

Deborah

Deborah is a lone parent with one child. They live in a privately-rented property which is in Band D for Council Tax. She earns £230 per week from her job, after deductions. Her Universal Credit is £352.13 per week.

Under the banded income scheme, the council will disregard the Housing Element of Universal Credit:

£352.13 Universal Credit
£230.00 Earnings
- £295.49 Housing Element

£286.64 per week for the purpose of the banded income scheme.

Deborah is in the income band £275 - £304 per week, so she qualifies for a 15% reduction under the banded income scheme.

Under the current scheme, she would not qualify for Council Tax Reduction.

Deborah, the following month

Looking at the same family a month later, Deborah has had an increase in her pay. She now earns £250, and her Universal Credit has changed to £339.50 per week.

Her income under the banded scheme is now:

£339.50 Universal Credit
£250.00 Earnings
- £295.49 Housing Element

£294.01 per week for the purpose of the banded income scheme.

She is still in the income band £275 - £304, so she still qualifies for a 15% reduction under the banded income scheme. Under the current scheme, she would not qualify for Council Tax Reduction.

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 £160pw100%
£160 - £17983%
£179 - £19866%
£198 - £218 49%
£218 - £23732%
£237 - £25615%

Band B

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £160 pw100%
£160 - £18283%
£182 - £20566%
£205 - £22749%
£227 - £25032%
£250 - £27215%

Band C

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £160 pw100%
£160 - £18683%
£186 - £21166%
£211 – £23749%
£237 - £26232%
£262 - £28815%

Band D

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £160 pw100%
£160 - £18983%
£189 - £21866%
£218 - £24649%
£246 - £27532%
£275 - £30415%

Band E

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £160 pw100%
£160 - £19583%
£195 - £23066%
£230 - £26649%
£266 - £30132%
£301 - £336 15%

Band F

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £160 pw100%
£160 - £20283%
£202 - £24366%
£243 - £28549%
£285 - £32632%
£326 - £36815%

Band G

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £160 pw100%
£160 - £20883%
£208 - £25666%
£256 - £30449%
£304 - £35232%
£352 - £40015%

Band H

Weekly Income% Council Tax Reduction
Up to £160 pw100%
£160 - £21883%
£218 - £27566%
£275 - £33349%
£333 - £39032%
£390 - £44815%