Council Tax Reduction scheme - Indicative rates of reduction

The indicative rates of reduction under the banded income scheme

The actual amounts may vary slightly from these figures, when the scheme goes ahead and these amounts only apply to people on Universal Credit.

There are different rates for different sizes of family, to take into account the varying rates of Universal Credit they qualify for. For simplicity, we have only shown rates for families up to two children but there will be tables for all sizes of family, if the scheme goes ahead. If you would like an estimate of how it would affect your family, please email andrew.wilson@rbkc.gov.uk.

In calculating income for this scheme, we will be using the income of the resident, and his/her partner if they have one, as recorded by the Department for Work and Pensions on a Universal Credit calculation for a particular month. However, we will disregard the following amounts from Universal Credit:

  • an amount equal to the Housing Costs Element
  • an amount equal to the Carer Element
  • an amount equal to the Limited Capability for Work Element
  • an amount equal to the Limited Capability for Work-related Activity Element
  • an amount equal to the Childcare Element
  • an amount equal to the Disabled Child Element

The rates on the following pages show the percentage reduction of Council Tax, for different levels of weekly income, for different size families.