Discounts

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 local.tax@e-lindsey.gov.uk 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.

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