In some circumstances a discount may apply.

Certain people will not be counted when looking at the number of adults living in a property:

•     People being cared for in nursing or residential homes
•     Patients resident in hospital
•     People who are severely mentally impaired
•     Full time students and apprentices
•     18 and 19 year olds who are at or have just left school
•     Care workers for local authorities or charities, on low pay, providing care for resident person
•     People caring for someone who is not a spouse, partner or child under 18
•     Members of religious communities
•     People in prison
•     People staying in night shelters or hostels
•     Members of visiting forces
•     People who are diplomats
•     People over 18 still receiving child benefit

There is a 25% discount if only one person is counted and 50% if none are counted. 

If you live alone, you need to apply for a Single Person Discount.

Unoccupied Property? Check our  Furnished and Unfurnished Properties pages.

Applying for a discount
A number of the application forms and notes are available on our website. If you cannot see the application form you require, contact us at or on 01507 601111 select Council Tax and hold to speak with an advisor.

If you qualify for a Council Tax discount you must tell us within 21 days if there is a change that might affect it. We can impose a £70 penalty if you do not tell us about a change.