Council Tax discounts and exemptions
For information on financial assistance during COVID-19 please see our special Financial Guidance page.
Review your single person discount online
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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:
- Personal discounts
- Second home discount and Long Term Empty Properties
- Reduction for disabilities
- Council Tax Reduction Scheme
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