Council Tax discounts and exemptions

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Review your single person discount online 

If you have received a single person discount review form please complete the review online This link will take you to an external website... to confirm your details. 

Please note you will need to be able to view pop-ups in order to complete the online form.

New Applications - Working out whether you qualify for a discount

Whether your home counts for a discount depends on how many adults live there and if any of them come under our list of special circumstances.

To check if you qualify for a discount, please see the following pages:

You can apply for a discount by completing an application form This link will take you to an external website... .  If you would like to paper copy of any form to complete please contact the council tax department

If your bill indicates that a discount has been allowed, you must inform the council tax department should your circumstances change, that may affect your entitlement to the discount/exemption, within 21 days. Failure to do this is a criminal offence and could lead to prosecution or a financial penalty being imposed.

How to appeal against your Council Tax bill

You can make an appeal if you consider that you are not liable to pay Council Tax, for example:

  • Because you are not the resident or owner
  • Because your property is exempt
  • Or if your billing authority has made a mistake in calculating your bill.

Please note that making an appeal does not allow you to withhold payment of any Council Tax owing in the meantime. If your appeal is successful you will be entitled to a refund of any overpaid Council Tax.

If you wish to appeal on these grounds or you have any queries, please see Council Tax liability and grounds for appeal.

Last reviewed: 01 - 04 - 2020

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