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    • textbook
    • By textbook 9th Jul 18, 10:01 AM
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    Getting a discount on council tax?
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    Getting a discount on council tax? 9th Jul 18 at 10:01 AM
    if you're on tax credits I think you can get you're council tax reduced a bit. Anyone done this got any advice?
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    • Afraid of Kittens
    • By Afraid of Kittens 9th Jul 18, 10:38 AM
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    Council Tax Benefit was scrapped and now every Council run their own individual scheme with its own rules so nobody will be able to give you an answer. They will treat any Tax Credits as income when calculating any reduction. The schemes run by local councils are not as generous as the previous national scheme it replaced.
    • venison
    • By venison 9th Jul 18, 11:26 PM
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    Council tax benefit still exist for those getting state pension. The schemes vary wildly from council to council.
    AFAIK there is no special reduction for tax credits??
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    • Afraid of Kittens
    • By Afraid of Kittens 10th Jul 18, 10:57 AM
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    Council tax benefit still exist for those getting state pension. The schemes vary wildly from council to council.
    AFAIK there is no special reduction for tax credits??
    Originally posted by venison
    No Council Tax Benefit was abolished and replaced by Local Council Tax Support. Pensioners were protected and awarded Council Tax Support as if they were still getting Council Tax Benefit under the old rules.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 10th Jul 18, 11:13 AM
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    if you're on tax credits I think you can get you're council tax reduced a bit. Anyone done this got any advice?
    Originally posted by textbook
    I get a very small discount as I'm a low earner since part time+I get wtc's
    The discount since 2017 was approx 5 per month and during 2018 when my wtc's increased my council tax discount was lowered and council,tax increased considerably.
    Local council tax team already had my wtc increase info.
    Maybe it's something, not much to take notice of t.b.h.
    No complaints from myself -call your local coucil tax team and ask them.
    sc dmp 2012 13k Jan 2018 8840 paid. 60% approx.
    Mid 2018 Help2save 50 uk pounds per month
    Mid 2018-Virgin Money E-saver V11 -250+50 uk pounds per month
    • MarkN88
    • By MarkN88 10th Jul 18, 11:54 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 11:54 AM
    Most council websites will have a calculator that will help give you an estimate. Go to their site and try it out.

    The only way your going to get an exact figure is by applying, giving all information asked and see what the response you get.

    All in all, any help is help after all.
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