Council tax is a local form of taxation on domestic property and is collected by local councils (often referred to as local authorities).
The person (or people) who own or rent the home is/are legally responsible for paying the council tax bill. If two people jointly own a property or have a joint tenancy they will both be responsible for the bill, although only one bill will be sent to the home.
There are a number of ways in which people can get help with council tax, including through:
- Council Tax Reduction (CTR) schemes (sometimes called Council Tax Support)
- Disability Reduction Scheme
- Discretionary payments
Here you can download a fact sheet to see if you might be eligible for this service.