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Our online Council Tax services

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Council Tax - exemptions and discounts (occupied properties)

Living alone - single occupancy

If you live alone or are the only adult living in the property you can reduce your Council Tax bill by 25%.

If you want to apply for a discount because someone in your household has either gone into hospital, prison or has left the property to provide or receive care elsewhere, you should not complete the single person discount form. 

  • For discounts relating to hospital admissions or for those providing or receiving care elsewhere, please refer to our In care, providing care and care leavers information page
  • For discounts in relation to prison or detention, please refer to our In prison information page

If someone who normally lives in the property is working away from home, depending on the circumstances, we may still class the property as their main residence so you won't necessarily be entitled to a reduction in your Council tax. You can still apply and we will notify you of our decision.