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1. Overview

Council Tax is charged on all homes. The bill takes into account an individual or a household’s circumstances. 

You usually have to pay Council Tax if you are 18 or over and own or rent a home.  A Council Tax bill is normally based on 2 adults living in a property, however in some circumstances you could have your bill reduced.  You may be eligible to receive a reduction or discount for more than one reason.

You may be entitled to pay less Council Tax if:

  • you live in a low-income household
  • you live alone
  • you are a student
  • you are severely mentally impaired
  • you are disabled
  • your property is empty

Any discount or reduction to your bill is calculated by your local authority and you should contact them if you think you are paying more than you should. 

Use our checker to find out if you may be eligible.