Council tax and benefits checker

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Before you use the checker, you will need:

Council tax and business rates:

  • your council tax or business rates account number - you can find it on your bill
  • your unique key code - shown on the front of your latest bill
  • a valid email address.

Housing benefit and council tax reduction:

  • your benefits reference numbers - from any letters about your claim (see Your award letter explained page)
  • your National Insurance Number.

Council tax and benefits checker

Use the checker to find out

Council tax

  • how much you have left to pay
  • installment details
  • how your bill is calculated (including discounts and benefits)
  • how your council tax is spent.

Business rates

  • how much you have left to pay
  • installment details
  • rateable values in the borough.

Housing benefit

  • claim status
  • claim start date
  • weekly entitlement
  • next payment date and amount.

Council tax reduction

  • claim start and end date
  • weekly entitlement
  • weekly liability (how much we owe you).