On Wednesday 8th August Derby City Council Cabinet gave its approval for a public consultation to take place, which would consider a proposed change to the local Council Tax Support (CTS) Scheme which helps working age people who have a low income, or no income, to pay their Council Tax bills.

The proposed change is that from Monday 1st April 2019, Council Tax Support claims can be backdated for three months, rather than the current one month.  This is to make sure that those customers who do not claim CTS at the time they first need help particularly those claiming Universal Credit  are able to receive more help, if they are entitled to it.  CTS claims are usually paid from the date that they are made.  However, if the claimant can show good cause for not claiming promptly when they first needed help, we can backdate their claim to an earlier date.

A consultation about the proposed change to our Scheme runs until midnight, on Monday 1st October.

Take part online, now!

Customers, who need this information in another format such as a paper form or an Easy Read version can email counciltaxsupport@derby.gcsx.gov.uk or phone (01332) 640000 and select option five when prompted.  You can also phone Minicom (01332) 640666.

Pensioners are protected under separate legislation, and are not affected by our CTS Scheme, or the proposed change that is the subject of this consultation.