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Council tax support income band scheme

When we calculate a customer’s entitlement, we place them into a band which is dependent on their assessed income.

If somebody is on a passported benefit they are placed in band 1.

Rebate (income band) Single people Couple no children Couple with one child Lone parent with one child Couple with two children Lone parent with two children
80% 1 £75.00 £115.00 £165.00 £125.00 £215.00 £175.00
70% 2 £125.00 £165.00
£215.00 £175.00 £265.00 £225.00
55% 3 £175.00 £215.00 £265.00 £225.00 £315.00 £275.00
40% 4 £225.00 £265.00 £315.00 £275.00 £365.00 £325.00
25% 5 £275.00 £315.00 £365.00 £325.00 £415.00 £375.00
10% 6 £325.00 £365.00 £415.00 £375.00 £465.00 £425.00
  • this scheme only affects people of working age. The scheme for Somerset West and Taunton is called Council tax support (CTS)
  • we can pay up to 80% of the Council tax bill
  • the maximum rebate for 2019/20 will be 80% of a band D for Somerset West and Taunton – previously for West Somerset Council it was 85% of a BAND C and at Taunton Deane Borough Council 85% of band D. This is now aligned under Somerset West and Taunton Council
  • there will be no CTS paid for customers with savings over £6000
  • the non-dependent deduction will be a flat rate of £5.00 regardless of income – no non-dependent deduction if receiving PIP/DLA as normal
  • we will disregard Carers Allowance in full from the income used to work out Council tax support
  • care leavers – up to age 25 will have their claim assessed on 100% Council tax liability and not 80% as long as they are in Income Band 1
  • we will disregard the Housing Element included in a Universal Credit award
  • we will apply a weekly disregard of £50 from the income used to work out CTS for each child where there are more than 2 children in the household
  • we will apply a weekly disregard of £50 from the income used to work out CTS for customers who would previously have met the qualifying conditions for the disability premium