Your full Council Tax bill is based on at least two adults living in a property. If only one adult lives in the property (as their main home), the Council Tax is reduced by 25 per cent. Other reductions can apply if more than one person lives in a property but is disregarded.
To apply for single person discount you must provide details of who is no longer resident, why and where they are now living, if relevant. If you do not provide all of the necessary information we may refuse your application. If we do this we will write to you and tell you why.
You can apply using the button below no more than seven days before you become the sole resident, and up to 60 days after - once you have clicked the button select ‘Start’ under the ‘Council Tax Notification’ heading. If you became the sole resident over 60 days ago, please contact us instead.
If you receive single person's discount and no longer live alone, you can cancel it online. You will need your Council Tax account number, the name(s) of the other resident(s) and the dates they moved in.
Please use the button below to access My Council Tax Online and select ‘Start’ under the ‘Council Tax Notification’ heading.
From 1st April 2013 no reduction is given on second homes.
From 1st April 2016 discounts for empty homes that are either furnished or unfurnished have been withdrawn. Properties which remain empty and unfurnished for two years will be charged an additional 50 per cent Empty Property Premium.
We do not offer a discount to someone who reaches pensionable age.
All working age households in receipt of Council Tax Support are required to pay at least 8.5 per cent of their Council Tax bill. Pension aged customers will not be affected.
Certain people aren't counted when working out the number of adults who live in your home, therefore your bill will be reduced. For example, full time students, student nurses and severely mentally impaired.
From 1st April 2013 there is a new discount class for properties that require or are undergoing structural alterations or major repairs. Properties that fall into this class will receive a 20 per cent discount for a maximum of 12 months.
If there is a room or other extra space in your property that is needed by a disabled occupant, the disabled band reduction scheme may help you to get a reduction in your Council Tax. The reduction works out as being the next level down in the Council Tax band.
Find out more about the disabled band reduction scheme in Council Tax 2016/17 - a guide to your bill.
Some dwellings may be exempt, depending on the reason they are empty or the special circumstances of the people who live in them.
The types of occupied properties that are exempt and the circumstances of the people who live in them are listed below. Types of empty properties that can be exempted are listed too.
You can also check the details of what sort of properties are exempt in Council Tax 2016/17 - a guide to your bill.
If you think you are eligible for any of the above discounts and exemptions, please contact us.
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