Council tax discounts, exemptions and disability relief
Council tax is based on the assumption that there are two adults resident in a property. In situations where there is only one adult residing in the property, a discount of 25% may be granted.
Some people are "ignored" or disregarded when counting how many people are residing at a property, for example adults who are full-time students or severally mentally impaired are not counted for council tax purposes.
In situations where all occupants are disregarded, a discount of 50% may be granted, or even a full exemption of 100%, depending upon the circumstances involved.
Council tax payers who are disabled or who live with a disabled person, may, in certain circumstances, be entitled to a reduction in their charge. You will be required to make written application, provide relevant information, and your property will be inspected.
Before you can be awarded a discount or exemption you should complete the appropriate application form and provide any relevant information. If you believe you may be entitled to receive a discount or exemption, or just want further information, please contact the Council's Billing Section or apply online.
How to apply
Complete an application form either online or download the form.
- your application will then be assessed
- you will be contacted to confirm whether you are entitled to a discount or exemption
- if you are entitled to a reduction, the award will commence on the date from which the circumstances have existed. This will be either the date from which you became liable for council tax or the date from which your household circumstances changed (whichever is later)
Conditions - future changes of circumstance
Any change in circumstances, which may affect any discount award (e.g. change of address, change in status) must be notified to the Council immediately.
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