Council tax discounts

Council tax and benefits online – 28 January

From 12:05am to 1pm, Saturday 28 January, due to essential maintenance work our online services for benefits and managing council tax accounts will not be available. Please do not try to use these services during this time – we apologise for any inconvenience. You can still make council tax payments online or by phone during this time.

Who gets a discount

A full council tax bill is based on at least 2 adults living in a home.

To check who counts as an adult for council tax, go to our page on discounts if you live with people who don't count as adults for council tax.

Single person discount

You get 25% off your bill if you count as an adult for council tax and live on your own.

You can apply for a single person discount by logging-in to My Account. You can create an account if you don't already have one.

You can use My Account to cancel your single person discount if your circumstances change.

My Account – council tax

Other council tax discounts

If eligible, you can apply for a:

Some properties may be fully exempt or charged a premium.

When to contact us

You should claim discounts when you first qualify.

If you get a discount, you must tell us straight away if your circumstances change.