Council tax - discount

Discount

You may be able to get a discount of 10%, 25% or 50% depending on your circumstances

  • 10% - where it is no-one’s sole or main residence, for example, a second home, or a property classed as ‘long term empty’ or a vacant furnished let between tenants
  • 25% - only one person 18 years or older living in the property where it is their main home
  • 25% - only one person counted, others are not counted due to their special circumstances (see below)
  • 50% - all residents are not counted due to their special circumstances (see below)
  • 50% - a purpose built holiday home or a second home with planning restrictions that prevent it being lived in all year round
  • 50% - a property that has been unoccupied for more than 12 months and a new owner can’t occupy it because it has to undergo major works to make it habitable.

The following people are not counted due to their special circumstances –

  • skill seekers;
  • certain apprentices (there is an upper wage limit);
  • certain full time students;
  • certain student nurses;
  • recent school leavers;
  • people who are classed as ‘severely mentally impaired’;
  • certain carers;
  • long term hospital and care home patients;
  • and members of religious communities.
See our Council Tax discount Application forms for a full list of options