Council tax reduction scheme

Do you need help paying your council tax bill - are you eligible for the council tax reduction scheme?

 

You (and your partner, if applicable) must:

  • be unemployed or on a low income
  • be liable for Council Tax payable to the Council
  • have between £6,000 and £16,000 savings

 Extra consideration is given to applicants who are:

  • pensioners
  • disabled
  • working over 16 hours a week
  • single parents with children under 5

How much will Council Tax be reduced by?

We consider each case according to our Council Tax Reduction scheme. We also consider individual cases of hardship on their own merits.

Pensioners (taxpayers who meet the qualifying conditions for Pension Credit) will have their support calculated in accordance with a scheme designed nationally.

How do I apply for the scheme?

Apply using the form below.

You must continue to pay your Council Tax as normal whilst your application is being considered.

Can I appeal against your decision?

You can ask us to review our decision and, in some circumstances, you may be able to appeal to the Valuation Tribunal.

You must continue to pay your council tax as normal whilst your application is being considered.

Can I appeal against your decision?

You can ask us to review our decision and, in some circumstances, you may be able to appeal to the Valuation Tribunal.

More information

Buckinghamshire Council - Council Tax Reduction Policy 2020/21 ‚Äč

The Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2018 (for changes to the nationally prescribed Council Tax Reduction scheme for pension age)