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COUNCIL TAX DISCOUNTS

The latest Council Tax bills have recently been issued and it is worth remembering that there are some circumstances where you may get a discount on your Council Tax.


If you live alone


The full Council Tax is calculated assuming there are 2 or more people living in each home – if you live alone, you should apply to your local council for a discount. You could get a 25% discount, regardless of your financial circumstances.


If you’re a carer


Carers who look after someone in the household for at least 35 hours a week and who meet additional criteria may be disregarded for Council Tax purposes. Contact your local authority for eligibility criteria. This does not apply if the person receiving care is the partner of the carer, or is the carer’s child aged under 18.


Apply for Council Tax Support


You may be eligible to claim Council Tax Support, sometimes called Council Tax Reduction, if you’re on a low income or claiming certain benefits.


Contact your local authority for more information.

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