Full council tax is normally charged where two or more adults live in a property. Council tax charges may be reduced in a number of ways depending on the household circumstances.
Single resident discount
If you are the only adult living in your home, a 25 per cent discount may be given. This is called a 'Single Resident Discount'.
Some other people will get discounts because they, or the people who live with them, are not counted when adding up the number of adults living in a property. You may not be counted for council tax if you come into one of these categories.
Unoccupied home discount
If a property is furnished and no-one's main home then there will be a discount of 10 per cent. However, a 50 per cent discount will still apply in certain cases. For further details please use our online council tax enquiries form.
Council Tax and exempt properties
If a property is unoccupied and unfurnished for more than six months no discount will apply and a full charge is payable. More information on empty properties can be found under Council Tax and exempt properties.
Reduction for disabled facilities
You may qualify for a reduction if someone disabled lives in your home and it has special facilities to meet the needs of a disabled person.
Council tax benefit
This is available to households who are on a low income to assist with the payment of council tax. More information is available on the council tax benefit page.
Second Adult Rebate
If you do not live with a partner and have other adults living with you who are on a low income, you may be able to claim second adult rebate to assist with the payment of council tax.
We use partner to mean - a person you are married to or a person you live with as if you are married to them or a civil partner or a person you live with as if you are civil partners.