Council tax discounts
Working out whether you qualify for a discount
Whether your home counts for a discount depends on how many adults live there and if any of them come under our list of special circumstances.
- Personal discounts
- Exempt buildings (second and empty homes).
- Reductions for disabilities
- Council Tax Reduction Scheme
How to claim
You can apply for a or by printing off the relevant application form, then complete and send it to the council offices.
If you disagree with the council's decision about a discount, you can contact us explaining what you object to and why. See Appeals.
If your bill indicates that a discount has been allowed, you must inform the council tax department should your circumstances change, that may affect your entitlement to the discount/exemption, within 21 days. Failure to do this is a criminal offence and could lead to prosecution or a financial penalty being imposed.
Last reviewed: 30 - 06 - 2016