If you are the only person over the age of 18 living in your property you may be entitled to a 25% discount.
In certain circumstances a person may not be counted as living at a property for the purposes of awarding a discount. These people are known as being disregarded and if only one person is left in your property after everyone else is disregarded you may be entitled to a 25% discount.
People who may not count towards paying council tax are:
anyone who is 18 or 19 and still at school or is in full time further education
anyone who is in a residential care home or nursing home
members of religious communities
members of visiting forces
anyone who is in a hostel or shelter
diplomats and members of international headquarters
foreign language assistants.
You will have to provide proof of your status such as a student certificate, a doctor’s certificate or a letter from your prison.
If everyone living in your property is disregarded for any of the reasons shown above you may be entitled to a 50% discount.
If you live alone and are disregarded for any of the reasons shown above you may be entitled to a 50% discount.
If your property is provided for you by your employer and forms part of your contract of employment you may be entitled to a 50% per cent discount.
To apply for a discount, contact us using the details below. Please confirm the address and status of your property, where you are currently living and a contact telephone number. Our visiting officers may contact you to arrange a visit to your property.