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Council tax property exemptions and discounts


Occupied and unoccupied annexes may qualify for a reduction in the amount of council tax payable. View further details relating to annexes.

How to apply

  • apply online, download an application form, or contact the Billing Section at or telephone (024) 7637 6534
  • your application will then be assessed
  • we will write to you to confirm whether you are entitled to receive a reduction in your bill
  • 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 reduction awarded on your bill must be reported to the Council within 21 days of the event occurring. Failure to do so could result in a penalty being incurred and proceedings against you under the Fraud Act 2006.

Last updated Monday, 4th January 2016

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