Pension credit was introduced in October 2003. Between then and 2007-08 (the latest data available) average council tax liability for pension credit recipients has remained the same at around 7 per cent. of net income.
1. Receipt of the guarantee credit element of pension credits brings entitlement to full help with a council tax bill through council tax benefit.
2. Based on the family resources survey and as such subject to a degree of sampling and non-sampling error.