Single person's discount

Your council tax bill is based on at least two adults living in a property. If only one adult lives in the property, the council tax is reduced by 25 per cent. 

Apply for a single person's discount  

Empty property discount

Empty, unfurnished properties get a discount for up to three months, then you have to pay the full amount. Properties which remain empty and unfurnished for two years will be charged an additional 50% empty property premium.

Apply for an empty property discount  

Properties requiring/undergoing structural alterations/repairs

Properties that require or are undergoing structural alterations or major repairs are eligible for a discount of 100% for 12 months.

Apply for structural repairs/alterations discount  

Pension aged customers

There are no reductions for pensioners unless you receive council tax support.

People on council tax support

If you are of working age and get Council Tax Support, you have to pay at least 25 per cent of your Council Tax bill. Pension aged customers who get council tax support aren’t affected.

Discounts for people who aren't counted

Certain people aren't counted when working out the number of adults who live in your home, therefore your bill could be reduced.  For example, full time students, apprentices, carers and severely mentally impaired.

Apply for student reduction  

Apply for carer's reduction  

Apply for apprentice's reduction  

Apply for severe mental impairment reduction  

Reductions for disabilities

If there is a room or other extra space in your property that is needed by a disabled person,you may get a reduction in your council tax. The reduction works out as being the next level down in the council tax band.

Apply for disability reduction  

Second homes discount

There is no reduction for second homes.

Other exemptions

Some properties may be exempt from council tax or exempt for up to six months and are listed below:

Occupied properties

Empty properties

  • Owned by a charity (exempt for up to six months)
  • Left empty by someone who is now in prison
  • Left empty by someone who has moved to receive personal care in a hospital or a home
  • Repossessed properties (in possession of the mortgage company)
  • Waiting for probate or letters of administration to be granted (and for up to six months after)
  • The responsibility of a trustee in bankruptcy
  • Empty because the law has said it must not be lived in
  • Waiting to be lived in by a minister of religion
  • Left empty by students who live elsewhere to carry out their course
  • Unable to be let separately because they are part of a main property or there is a planning restriction

Contact us to claim an exemption