Council tax reductions and discounts

The full Council Tax bill is based on the assumption that two adults are living in a property. However, there are certain groups of people who are not counted when considering the number of adults, and where a discount can apply. 

Do you qualify for a reduction?

Download a list of all available discounts and how you qualify for them.

How to apply

Applications for any discount should be made by the person responsible for paying Council Tax. To apply you will need to complete an application form and return it to us, unless a different method is mentioned.

Application forms

How long does the discount last?

If a discount is granted, it will last as long as the qualifying criteria is met. If your situation changes that could affect your entitlement to the discount, you must contact us within 21 days.

Single Person's Discount Review

What should you do now?

Please confirm your current details on the Single Person's Discount Review. To access your form you will need to enter your unique PIN number. You can find this PIN number on the letter we have sent to you. If you have any questions regarding the form or require further information, see the frequently asked questions page.

More about the Single Occupancy Discount review

We are reviewing discounts to reduce fraudulent claims. Each year people claim that they live alone, when they do not. This is similar to benefit fraud and people who do it can be prosecuted in the same way. They will go through the court system and have to pay back the money they owe.

Checks will be made to make sure everyone who claims the discount is genuine.

Sometimes circumstances may not be so easy to explain. To help in these situations we have included the most frequently asked questions that can arise throughout this review period.