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Last updated: 6 December 2021

You might be entitled to a discount or exemption depending on your circumstances. Check your eligibility before you apply.

Apply for yourself

  1. Login to your account
  2. Click 'Show Details'
  3. Choose the 'Discounts and Exemptions' option
  4. And follow the steps

Apply on behalf of somebody else

You can apply on behalf of someone else.

Select 'continue without registering' on the form.

Summary of discounts and exemptions

You may not need to pay the full amount of Council Tax if your situation fits into one of the categories below.

Your situation Before you apply Discount type/ rate
You live on your own Apply now, using the online form.
  • single person discount (25% off your bill)
You live with another adult (or adults) and one, or more of them aren't counted for the purpose of Council Tax Check who doesn’t count for Council Tax (below). Unless it tells you to apply by email, you can use the online form. 
  • disregarded discount (25% to 50% off your bill)
No one in your home, including you, counts for Council Tax Check that all occupants, including yourself, aren't counted for Council Tax (below). Unless it tells you to apply by email, you can use the online form. 
  • exemption (100% off your bill)
Your property is used for one of the purposes we regard as an exempt property Check if your property use fits the exemption criteria (below). Unless it tells you to apply by email, you can use the online form. 
  • exemption (100% off your bill for the period of the exemption)
Your property has had certain modifications to support someone with a disability Check our page on disablement relief to see the criteria and to apply.
  • Council Tax is reduced to the next lowest band
You don’t count for Council Tax Check you’re not counted for Council Tax (below). Unless it tells you to apply by email, you can use the online form. 
  • disregarded discount (you won’t have to pay Council Tax)

You're a care leaver (aged 25 or under)

You must have been:

  • looked after by the council for at last 13 weeks since you were aged 14
  • looked after by the council on the date you stopped being compulsory school age

Apply for Council Tax Support

If you already get this, you can apply for the Discretionary Council Tax Hardship Award form the Council Tax support link above. 

  • Council Tax may be reduced to nil