Discounts, exemptions and coronavirus hardship fund

Over-65s

There is a discount scheme for households where the taxpayer or their partner is aged 65 or over.

For the first time in 14 years, due to the challenges of the pandemic, council tax will not be frozen for those aged over 65 meaning the older person's discount scheme will not be applied in 2021/22.

However, we will protect the existing discounts for those already in receipt of this discount and a safety net is also in place for the most financially vulnerable residents through the Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS).

Read more about the CTRS

Page last updated: 01 Mar 2021