Council Tax: Discount for religious communities

Eligibility criteria

If you are 18 or over and an active member of a religious community you're not counted for Council Tax purposes if you meet both of the following criteria:

  • You have no income or capital of your own and are dependent on the religious community for support. We will ignore any pension from a previous job.
  • Your religious community is mainly involved in prayer, contemplation, the relief of suffering, education or any combination of these.

You could get a discount on your bill if a member of a religious community lives with you, but not if there are still two or more people in the household who are counted for Council Tax purposes.

You're not eligible to apply if you don't meet the above criteria

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