Council Tax Support

How to apply:

  • You can apply online using this link Claim Online
  • Visit our office or ring South Holland District Council on 01775 761161 to make an appointment

Council Tax Support for persons making new claims for Universal Credit from 01 April 2020 onwards

From 01.04.20 if you are making a new claim for Universal Credit and indicate on your claim form that you wish to claim a Council Tax discount you will not need to complete a separate application form. Once we have received notification from Universal Credit we will write to you to you. We will assess any entitlement to Council Tax Support when we receive your award details from Universal Credit.  If we require any further information we will contact you.

If you are moving into South Holland and already receive Universal Credit or when you made your claim you did not indicate you wanted to claim Council Tax support, you still need to complete an application.

If you are experiencing any difficulties paying your council tax while your claim for Universal Credit is being considered, please contact us as soon as possible on 01775 761161.


Council Tax Support is calculated as a means tested discount, the amount each household has to pay is dependent on their individual circumstances.

The SHDC Council Tax Support Scheme 2020/2021.

Icon for pdf SHDC Council Tax Support Scheme 2020/2021 [1.71MB]

Icon for pdf South Holland District Council's Chief Executive's Directive for Electronic Collection of Data [115.89KB]