Council Tax

Key changes to Council Tax Support in April 2015

Commissioned by: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

  • Published 2nd Apr 2015
  • Authors: Theo Barry Born, , Hannah Aldridge,
  • Category: Council Tax

The national system of Council Tax Benefit (CTB) was abolished in April 2013 and replaced with locally devised Council Tax Support (CTS). Now in its third year this summary shows how the system is changing and its impact on the working-age families receiving CTS in England.

About this report
The research was conducted by the New Policy Institute with funding from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Further analysis plus a list of all the schemes and their impacts for April 2015 is available at