Council Tax discounts

Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to a discount on your Council Tax bill.

We also offer Council Tax support which could reduce your bill depending on your income and savings.

Property description Discount

Property occupied by one adult


Unoccupied and unfurnished properties (including second homes) undergoing building work or major repairs

50% for a maximum of 12 months

Unfurnished properties (including second homes)

If a property is unoccupied and unfurnished for 2 years or more, the amount of council tax due will increase to 150% (you will need to pay the normal bill plus half as much again).

This does not apply if your property is empty while you are serving in the armed forces, or it is an annexe to your main property.

To apply for this discount, please email or call 01730 234400.

50% for a maximum of 6 months

Furnished second homes  

No discount

Annexe used by a person living in the main property


Annexe that is the main home of a relative of the council taxpayer of the main property. The relative can be a husband, wife, parent, child, step-child, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece


Property with features essential for a disabled resident

Variable discount

Where there is a resident carer or care-worker

Variable discount

Property occupied solely by full time students/apprentices


Property occupied by full time students/apprentices and one council tax payer.


Property occupied by full time apprentices/youth training trainees


Property occupied by students and more than one council tax payer

No discount

Property that is home to someone with a severe mental impairment.

Variable discount

To speak with our Revenues team, please email or call 01730 234400.