Depending on yours and your family's circumstances there are a range of discounts and exemptions that may help to reduce your Council Tax bill.
Your Council Tax bill
Council Tax is based on 2 or more people aged 18 or over living in your home. Some people are not counted as living in your home when we work out your Council Tax bill. .Click on the links below to find out more about the various discounts and exemptions you can receive and to fill out the relevant application form.
For a discount/exemption to be considered you must read the notes, complete and return the relevant form to the Council Tax Office.
Please note: People are not automatically disregarded/discounts are not automatically applied - you do need to complete the form.
If there is someone living in the property who has a disability and the property has certain adaptations to meet the needs of the disabled person and/or the person with the disabilities uses a wheelchair in the property you may be entitled to a reduction in the amount of Council Tax you have to pay.
Some people will not be counted (or disregarded) when looking at the number of adults living in a dwelling if they meet any of the following conditions, such as students, patients, prisoners, etc.
Empty Property Discount
From 1 April 2013 there is no reduction for empty properties. If a property has been empty for 2 years or more a premium will be added to the charge. If you are required to occupy a property as a condition of your employment contract you may be able to get a discount.
Some properties are exempt for council tax, such as properties occupied by students.
The full Council Tax bill assumes that there are at least two adults living in a dwelling. If only one adult lives in a dwelling (as their main home), the Council Tax bill will be reduced by a quarter (25%).
- Council Tax Enquiries
- Tel: 01803 207201
- Fax: 01803 207234