Housing benefit & council tax

Before continuing, here are some things you need to know:

  • the easiest way to pay council tax is by direct debit. It's simple to set up and once active, your payments are made automatically so you won't miss any

  • you can set up and manage your council tax account online by signing up to MyAccount and if you are moving please select 'moving home' 

  • housing benefit and council tax reduction is a specific benefit which helps people who do not work, are on low income or receive other benefits to pay all or part of the rent and or Council Tax on the property they live at. Council tax discounts and exemptions are not income based and are treated separately