Council Tax Support scheme
From 1 April 2013 the national Council Tax Benefit (CTB) scheme was abolished. All councils including Bromley have replaced it with their own local scheme called Council Tax Support (CTS).
Council Tax Support (CTS) is a local welfare benefit which helps working age people on a low income pay their council tax.
There are two types of Council Tax Support:
- Main Council Tax Support is for people who are on a low income
- Second Adult Rebate is for people who may not have a partner but who share their home with someone who is over 18, is on a low income and does not pay rent.
Council Tax Support is means tested. This means that we have to take into account your income, savings and investments when deciding whether you are entitled.
The scheme does not apply to retirement age pensioners who continue to receive the same level of support they would have received had the Council Tax Benefit scheme continued.
From 1 April 2016 our scheme has provided working-age claimants with support of up to 75 percent of their council tax liability. Therefore, all working age residents will be required to pay a minimum of 25 percent of their liability.
Any support awarded is credited directly to the council tax account with a new bill issued to confirm the revised amount to pay.
Contact us to make a claim for Council Tax Support.
Have your say
Council Tax Support 2019/20 consultation
We are seeking your view as to whether the minimum working-age contribution for 2019/20 should remain at 25 percent of the residents' council tax liability.
We welcome residents and representative organisations feedback on the level of assistance they would like to see provided in 2019/20.
If you need any help completing the consultation or have any questions, please contact us email@example.com .
The consultation runs until 12 October 2018.
Complete the Council Tax Support consultation form
The responses to the consultation will be reported the councillors as part of the decision making process.