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Information about Council Tax discounts, reductions and exemptions

Council Tax Reduction

Council Tax Reduction can help you pay your Council Tax bill if you are on a low income or claiming other benefits. You can read more information about Council Tax Reduction, or you can apply online by logging in to or signing up to our MyInfo service.

If you already get Council Tax Reduction, and need some help to understand the letter you've received about it, have a look at our Council Tax Reduction Notice FAQ page.

Second Adult Rebate

This is now known as Alternative Maximum Assistance and is a Council Tax reduction for people who have at least one other person living with them (who is NOT their partner) who is/are on a low income. You can read more information about Alternative Maximum Assistance, or you can apply online now by logging in to or signing up to our MyInfo services.

Single Person Discount

If you live on your own, you should qualify for a Single Person Discount. You can read more information about Single Person Discount, or you can apply online now.

Council Tax discount for an annex

You may be able to get a 50% discount against your Council Tax bill if you own an annex. Apply now for a discount for your annex.

Registered Social Landlords Charitable Exemption

Organisations recognised as providing housing for charitable purposes may qualify for an exemption against a Council tax bill for unoccupied property. Apply for Registered Social Landlords Charitable Exemption

Other Council Tax discounts - based on your personal circumstances

Some people, based on their personal circumstances may qualify for a discount on their Council Tax bill. You can find out if you qualify online.

Other Council Tax exemptions - based on your property

You may also be able to get a Council Tax discount or exemption for a property you own. You can find out if your property qualifies online