Council Tax discounts and exemptions

Are you responsible for paying Council Tax ? You can be entitled to a reduction, if you qualify for a discount or exemption listed below. (Guidance notes are provided with each application.)

Please note: To apply for benefits or notify us of changes to an existing benefit claim, see: Benefits

Single occupier


Disability reduction


Hospital patient


Care / nursing home resident


Person in detention


Exempt dwellings


Full-time students (includes: apprentices, student nurses, youth training trainees and Child Benefit recipients)


Members of religious communities





The following discount applications are only available for direct issue from the Discount Section:

  • People with a Severe Mental Impairment;
  • Members of International Headquarters and Defence organisations;
  • Persons with a relevant association with a visiting force.


Please phone: 01422 393631 or email: and give your name and address. The relevant application form will be issued to you.


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