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Can I get a Council Tax reduction?

Details on Council Tax discounts, exemptions and empty property charges.

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In some circumstances a discount may apply.
There will be no charge if your property falls into one of these exemption classes.
You may get a reduction if you or someone living with you is permanently and substantially disabled. The disabled person can be an adult or a child.
Certain people will not be counted when looking at the number of adults living in a property.
Severe mental impairment is severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning which appears to be permanent.
If a property has been left empty due to repossession or bankruptcy an exemption can be applied.
When the occupier of a property dies, an exemption may apply from the date of death.
If you have to move out of your home to either receive care, or to provide care, there may be a reduction due.
If your property is unoccupied and unfurnished, you might be entitled to a 100% discount for up to two months.
If your property has been empty for two years or more, you will be charged a Long Term Empty Dwellings Premium.
We can reduce your Council Tax in exceptional cases. We can only do this for circumstances covered in our policy.
If you are a registered charity that owns an unoccupied property, you may be exempt from Council Tax.
Recognising the impact of rising bills, the government is distributing £100 million of new grant funding in 2023-24 for local authorities.