South Glos Advice - clarification on pensioners and council tax

October 28 2020
South Glos Advice - clarification on pensioners and council tax

Due to a production error on our part, we gave incorrect information regarding pensioners, Council Tax and Pension Credit.

Pensioners, Council Tax and Pension Credit - clarification
We would like to clarify a matter relating to the South Gloucestershire Advice Services column in our October issue.
Due to a production error on our part, we gave incorrect information regarding pensioners, Council Tax and Pension Credit.
During the editing process, it was suggested that pensioners do not have to pay council tax.
This is wrong.
The situation is that most pensioners WILL pay council tax unless either they or their partner get the guarantee part of Pension Credit, in which case they are entitled to a full reduction on council tax and the local authority will ignore both their income and their capital.  
We apologise for the error.