About Council Tax Discounts
Discounts aren't based on income. It doesn't matter about how
much you have or the savings you have. A discount is given if your
circumstances meet certain conditions.
Although Council Tax is a property-based tax, the charge also
takes account of the number of people living at a property. Where
there are less than two adults living at the property, then a
discount is granted:
- If there is 1 adult resident, the bill will be reduced by
- If there are no residents the bill is charged as an empty
property at 100%. There may be 50% job related
discount available if you own a second property because of your
employment, and as part of your contract it is a requirement to
live in another property (e.g a school caretaker that may be
required to live in on-site accommodation).
- For more information please contact our Council Tax helpline on
Some people in the property are 'disregarded' or 'do not count'
for Council Tax. This means that even in a household where there
are two people, if 1 is a disregarded person then a 25%
discount will be given.
Types of Discounts Available
Discounts available for each type of household
|In a one person household
|In a household where there is only one person over the age of
|One person in the household and that person is disregarded
|Two people in the household and one is disregarded
|In a two person household where no one is disregarded
|In a three person household where 2 of the people are
|In a three person household where all of them are
This list is only intended as a quick guide. There will be other
situations where people qualify for a discount. If you are in any
doubt or need advice contact us.
Information about who is eligible for these discounts can be
found on the following pages:
Last Updated - 15/03/2013