Council Tax

Please note we are currently receiving a high volume of calls in respect of the Council Tax Energy Rebate.

Payments of £150 have been made for those we hold direct debit details for. This rebate does not need to be paid back.

Residents that have not yet received a payment are invited to apply via a dedicated link. Details of how to apply can be found below.

Council Tax discounts will not be affected if you sponsor and host a Ukrainian household in your home.  The £350 a month ‘thank you’ payment to all sponsors will not affect any Council Tax discount. Find further information on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

How we use your money

Nearly a quarter of our budget is funded by your Council Tax. Find out how we use that money to provide services across Reading.

Tell us you are moving

Let us know if you are moving into or out of Reading or changing address within Reading.

Council Tax discounts, exemptions and support

Find out more about help with missed payments, Council Tax support, Single Person Discount and other exemptions.

Council Tax rebate

Households in Council Tax bands A-D, will receive a £150 rebate from April. Find out if you are eligible.

Landlords and property developers

Help and advice for landlords to manage tenants moving in and out of their properties.

Ukrainian refugee scheme

Council Tax discounts will not be affected if you sponsor and host a Ukrainian household in your home.