Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
Housing and Council Tax Reduction are national welfare benefits which are administered by local Councils on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.
It is estimated that as many as one in three people who could get money off their Council Tax bill are missing out.
Are You Paying Too Much Council Tax or Rent ?
The Benefits Section has a Take Up team whose job it is to identify people who are not claiming the Council Tax or Housing Benefit they are entitled to.
For more information on the Take up campaign you can click here or use the link on the right hand side of this page.
To find out if you would qualify for Housing and/or Council Tax Reduction Telephone the Take up Team on 01792 635885
If you are already in receipt of Housing or Council Tax Reduction and you need to contact the Customer Services Team please ring 01792 635353. Our contact details and opening hours can be found on our 'How do I? - Contact the Benefits section' page. The 'How Do I?...' section also provides answers to commonly asked questions about these benefits.
Don't forget you can e-mail any questions you have to us or if you are already claiming benefit you can e-mail us to report changes in your circumstances. E-mails are normally replied to within 24 hours.