Another reason

Discounts and reductions

You could get a discount if you:

  • live alone (the Single Person Discount)
  • live with people who aren't counted for Council Tax
  • live with people who qualify for a 'special discount'.

Get a discount on your Council Tax


An exemption from Council Tax means there is no Council Tax to pay.

If the property is unoccupied it may be exempt indefinitely or just for a short period of time.

Some occupied properties are also exempt - it depends who lives there.

Read more about Council Tax exemptions

Help to pay your bill

Council Tax Support

You could get  Council Tax Support to help with the bill if you are unemployed or your household has a low income.


Discretionary Council Tax Payments

You may be able to get discretionary payments to help if you are experiencing hardship caused by unusual or extreme circumstances.