Council Tax Support Scheme 2021/2022

Council Tax Support Scheme 2021/2022

Council Tax Support (CTS); Working age people receiving Council Tax Support will receive up to £160.00 towards their council tax. If you are already in receipt of Council Tax Support you do not need to do anything, we will deduct this automatically from your council tax bill. If you are not in receipt of Council Tax Support and your circumstances have changed due to the coronavirus, details of our scheme and how to apply can be found here.


On the 6th January 2021 City Council agreed to the following changes to our Council Tax Support Scheme. Information about this is provided here to help people who are affected understand what is happening to support them.

Changes to our scheme for 2021/22

1. Our income banded scheme values are shown in the table below these are increased each year by September Retail Price Index % (RPI%), rounded to the nearest £5

The changes to the income bands for 2021/22 will be:

Discount Passported


Income Band £


Income Band £

Family with 1

child £

Family with 2+


Band 1   90% Relevant benefit 0.00 to 120.00 0.00 to 165.00 0.00 to 220.00 0.00 to 275.00
Band 2   85% N/A 120.01 to 160.00 165.01 to 210.00 220.01 to 265.00 275.01 to 315.00
Band 3   50% N/A 160.01 to 245.00 210.01 to 285.00 265.01 to 345.00 315.01 to 385.00
Band 4   25% N/A 245.01 to 315.00 285.01 to 365.00 345.01 to 420.00 385.01 to 470.00

2. Increase the non-dependant charge from £3.00 to £3.25 per week in 2021/22 and by £0.25 each year after

A flat rate charge of £3.00 per week is currently used for each non-dependant. In comparison to the Government's protected scheme for pension age people this is still less than the lowest deduction of £4.00, that is currently used. This will be changed and increased by £0.25 each year after to take account of increases in wages and benefits.

A non-dependant is a person over 18, not responsible for council tax and not disregarded.

Other information

Pension age people are not affected by these changes and they will continue to have council tax reduction assessed in the same way through the Governments Council Tax Reduction default scheme.

You can see full details of the scheme at Council Tax Support banded scheme 

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