Every household has to pay Council Tax, but some people can apply for Council Tax Support, a means tested reduction to the bill. The means test compares how much money people have coming in to an amount (known as the applicable amount) which reflects the basic living needs of a household and varies depending on age and individual circumstances
From April 2013, Council Tax Support replaced the Council Tax Benefit Scheme. The Government instructed that, for working age people, councils can decide their own scheme. This means the Council Tax Support scheme could be different depending where you live.
For further information please the Council Tax support Pages