Council Tax discounts and exemptions

The full Council Tax bill assumes there are two or more adults living in a property. You may be entitled to a reduction in the Council Tax if you or your property fulfils certain criteria.



As from 1 April 2014 a new Council Tax discount of 50% was introduced for annexes that are being lived in by a family member and are not exempt.

Empty property charges

From 1 April 2013, the government abolished the exemption previously given for properties undergoing structural alteration or repair


You may be able to get a discount or, in some cases, a full exemption if no-one lives in the property.

People with disabilities

If there is a person within your home with a disability who needs additional space then your Council Tax bill may be reduced.