Test Valley Borough Council's Council Tax Support Scheme

Council Tax Support

The government abolished Council Tax Benefit from the 1 April 2013 and asked councils across the country to develop their own schemes to replace it.

The Council implemented a new scheme for Council Tax Support from 1 April 2013.

Council Tax Support Schemes for 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17

When deciding on a new Council Tax Support Scheme the Council considered recommendations from Cabinet and feedback from the public and decided not to make any changes from the existing council tax benefit scheme in order to protect those on the lowest incomes.

Council Tax Support Scheme 2017/18

On 25 January 2017 the Council agreed to retain the existing Council Tax Support Scheme for 2017/18 and continue to protect those on the lowest incomes.


A full copy of the Council's Council Tax Support Schemes can be found at the bottom of this page along with an Easy Read Guide.