Council Tax discount for religious communities

If you are 18 or over and an active member of a religious community we won’t count you 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.

We will reduce your bill by 25% but not if there are still two or more people in the household who are counted for Council Tax purposes.

How to apply

You can apply online for this discount. You’ll need to provide financial details such as your pension, capital and income.

Before you start: please read the revenues service privacy notice which tells you how we use your data.

Start application [link to form]

What happens next?

We’ll check the details and get in touch with your religious community and any other 3rd parties to confirm the details you’ve provided.

We aim to respond to you within 14 working days with our decision. However, if we need further information from you this may delay the application.