Discounts and exemptions

Single person discount

The full council tax bill assumes that there are 2 or more adults (people aged 18 or over) living in a property.

If you are the only adult living in your property your council tax bill may be reduced by 25%.

If you think you may be entitled to the 25% discount or you need to tell us that you no longer qualify, please log into your council tax account.

Once your discount has been awarded, an amended bill will be posted to your home address. Continue to pay your instalments in accordance with the bill already issued until you have received confirmation (in the form of a revised bill) that you are entitled to the reduction.

Be advised that a temporary absence, such as an extended holiday, would not qualify for a single person discount.

Council tax single person discount and housing fraud

If you are currently claiming single person discount and are not the only person living in the property, please contact us to discuss your current circumstances.

If you are aware of anyone who is claiming single person discount incorrectly, use the form below or call our free, confidential hotline on 0800 389 8313 to report it.

Report fraud or corruption

Page last updated: 20 Jul 2023