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Council tax and benefits checker

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  2. 2. Video tutorial for the council tax and benefit checker

Online Checker essential maintenance

Please note that due to essential maintenance works, the Online Checker is currently not available.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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).