Data

Official statistics on the number of CTS (CTB prior to April 2013) claimants and average amount claimed. It includes breakdowns by Local Authority, passported status, age group and family type.

Local CTS schemes: details of each English local authority's CTS scheme are available here for 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16.  While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, we strongly advice anyone planning to comment on specific scheme to contact that local authority first to confirm the details.

Numbers of people affected: our estimates of the number of Council Tax Support claimants affected in 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 are available here. These pages provide information on the number affected and not affected by the changes to Council Tax Support in each local authority and an estimate of how much their benefit will be cut by.

Council Tax Support best practice: In another piece of work for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation we grouped councils on the basis of how good their scheme was for the council (how much of the cut was recouped) and how good it was for claimants (how little support was cut). You can download the data here.