This information does not apply to Northern Ireland
There are two main ways you may be able to get help to pay your Council Tax.
1. Council Tax Reduction schemes replaced Council Tax Benefit in April 2013. The new schemes are run by local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales. Each local authority has the responsibility to decide who it supports with paying their Council Tax.
2. Other help with Council Tax There are also other ways to get help with your Council Tax bill. You may be able to get a discount or reduction on your bill, or in some cases, your property may be exempt.
Factsheet: Help with Council Tax