If you apply for Council Tax Reduction then we need to receive evidence in support your claim.

You should provide this evidence within 14 days to us at the address below, or at a Local Office.  If you choose to return your evidence at a Local Office, we recommend that you arrange an appointment by telephoning 03451 55 11 55.

Benefits and Council Tax Team
PO BOX 18015
North Street

Evidence of identity and National Insurance Number (NINO)
  • National insurance number card
  • Valid passport
  • Social security award Letters
  • Photo ID card with signature
  • Driving licence
  • Birth or marriage certificate
  • EEC identity card
  • Tax credits award letters.

Evidence of where you live

  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement

Evidence of unearned income

  • Jobcentre Plus award letter
  • Pension Credit award letter
  • Tax Credit award letter
  • Pension statement
  • Letter from Child Support Agency or Legal Agreement
  • Universal Credit award letter.

Evidence of earnings

  • 5 consecutive weekly payslips, or
  • 3 consecutive fortnightlypayslips, or
  • 2 consecutive monthly or four weekly payslips, or
  • A certificate of earnings completed and stamped by the employer.

Evidence of capital

  • Bank and building society statements showing the current balance; and
  • the last 2 months transactions;
  • Pass book;
  • Post Office book;
  • Premium bonds;
  • National Savings Certificates;
  • Stocks and shares certificates;
  • Land and property - proof of ownership and mortgage statements.  If the property is up for sale,  provide copy of estate agents schedule.


Evidence of expenditure
  • Child care costs (contract or letter from child minder)
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