An exemption or discount from Council Tax can apply where persons from Ukraine are resident in a property.

Qualifying criteria from 1st April 2023 for a Council Tax Exemption:

  • The property is the sole or main residence of at least one person who holds permission to enter or stay in the United Kingdom granted under the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme, and

  • The property is being made available by an approved sponsor under the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme, and you are being provided the accommodation without paying rent in return, and

  • You were residing in Ukraine immediately before 1 January 2022 and left Ukraine in connection with the Russian invasion which took place on 24 February 2022.

This means that if you meet the above qualifying criteria, we will bill your household as if you were not living there or if you live alone you will not have to pay Council Tax. From 1st April 2023, if you do not meet the above criteria you will be liable to pay Council Tax.

If you are on a low income you may be eligible for Council Tax Reduction

You will need to apply for this exemption/discount as this may not be automatically granted.

Where necessary, we will contact you if we require any additional information on your circumstances.

Before you begin

We will ask you for:

  • contact details
  • information and documents for all Ukrainians at the property
  • address details

To find out how we'll handle your personal data, read our privacy notice.