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Discount for members of religious communities

Special discount for members of religious communities

Someone aged 18 or over who is a member of a religious community is not counted for Council Tax purposes.

They must have no income or capital of their own and they must be dependent on the religious community for support. We will ignore any pension from a former job.

Their religious community must be mainly involved in prayer, contemplation, the relief of suffering, education or any combination of these.

You could get a discount on your Council Tax bill if a member of a religious community lives with you but not if there are still two or more people in the household who are counted for Council Tax purposes.

Apply for a Member of a Religious Community Discount

Print off the application form,  fill it in and return it to us:

Can't print the form? Ring us on 01237 428900 and we'll send you one.

After you've applied for a discount

 

You must still pay the amount on your Council Tax bill until you hear from us.

 

  • If you get the discount we will check every year that you're still entitled to it. Tell us if your circumstances change in the meantime as this may affect your discount. If you don't tell us you may have to pay a penalty

If the property is kept unoccupied because it has to be available for a minister of religion

 

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