THE DEADLINE for a survey on reducing council tax for people on low incomes is midnight tonight.

The Council Tax Reduction scheme provides help for Oxford residents on benefits or low incomes to pay their council tax.

This help is provided as a reduction in the amount of council tax to pay.

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The reduction can be up to 100 per cent of the council tax bill, based on income.

Since the end of national council tax benefit in April 2013, councils have been responsible for drawing up their own schemes of support.

Oxford is one of a small number of councils who have not reduced the overall level of financial support that was available before 2013.

The city council claims that because of government cuts to funding, our CTR scheme will cost us more than £1.6 million this year.

Visit to take part in the survey.