From 1 April 2013 Council Tax Benefit was abolished and was replaced by our Council Tax Support scheme. Each local authority will have their own scheme.
Who will be affected?
People who are of working age (which is from the age of 16 until you receive your state pension.) You are not liable to pay Council Tax until you reach the age of 18.
The maximum discount available is 80%. You will need to pay at least 20% of your council tax bill unless you qualify for any other exemption. Once Council Tax Support is worked out, you will get a council tax bill that will tell you how much you need to pay.