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Council Tax – Exemptions and Discounts

To apply for a discount/exemption, a council tax payer will need to complete the relevant application form.

Council Tax Support

You can get Council Tax Support to help with your bill if you are unemployed or your household has a low income.

Most common discounts and exemptions

Empty Properties

Homes adapted for a Disabled Person

Single Person Discount

Second Home Discount


Occupied properties

Unoccupied properties

Other discounts and exemptions:

A Property Entirely Occupied by People Under the Age of 18


Armed Forces Accommodation

Carers and people being cared for


Members of International Headquarters and Defence Organisations

Members of Religious Communities

People aged 18 for whom child benefit is payable including school leavers

People Considered to be ‘Severely Mentally Impaired’

People in Prison and Other Forms of Detention

People with Diplomatic Immunity

Visiting Forces

Youth Trainees

Appeals against a refusal to award a discount or exemption

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