From April 2013, the UK Government have decided that Council Tax Benefit will be replaced by a new Council Tax Reduction Scheme.
The UK Government have cut funding for the scheme, but the Welsh Government has added extra money to protect most people from any cuts until at least April 2014. This means most people will get the same help under the new scheme as they currently get under Council Tax Benefit. Everybody getting Council Tax Benefit will be automatically transferred onto to the new Council Tax Reduction Scheme from 1 April 2013.
Second Adult Rebate will not be carried over into the new Council Tax Reduction Scheme. This will affect all claimants, including pensioners.
For further information contact:
Council Tax Section
PO Box 9000
Cardiff CF10 3WD
Tel: 029 2087 2087
Vale of Glamorgan
P.O. Box 49
Barry, CF63 4YN.
Tel: 01446 709564