The Council delivers Council Tax Reduction and Housing Benefit

Benefit cap:

From the 15 July the benefit cap has been introduced. Visit for more information.
Use the benefit cap calculator to find out if you’ll be affected, and how much your benefits could go down by.

Housing benefit changes:

There are now changes to how housing benefit for social housing is calculated  for people who have one or more "spare" bedrooms. 

What other benefits might I be entitled to?

You can visit  to work out whether you may be entitled to any other state benefits or financial help, such as Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credits or Job Seekers Allowance.

In this section

benefits information Advice and information on benefits

Find out whether you may be entitled to benefits and specific information for students, the self employed, claiming on two homes and more

dont delay applications icon Benefits' applications

Making your claim, appeals and changes in circumstances

General info Benefits publications and policies

Publications to download

no crime Fraud Hotline

How to raise concerns or suspicions in confidence about fraud and corruption which are costing the Council and taxpayer money

stick drawing of house with two windows and one occupant Under Occupation in Social Housing

This may mean that you receive less benefit than you did before, if you have one or more spare bedrooms.

Image of the benefits letter Your benefit letters explained

Once your benefit has been worked out, we'll send you a decision in writing about your benefit entitlement. Read this to understand more about this letter