Council Tax

Council Tax applies to all domestic properties, whether owned or rented. The main resident (normally the owner or tenant of a property) has to pay the council tax. Couples who live together are both liable. 

 Discounts and Reductions

  • Council Tax Support - for people on low income with small savings
  • Discounts - people living alone will normally receive a 25% discount
  • Exemptions - there are a number of cases where you do not have to pay any council tax
  • Disabled Person's Reduction - there are a few circumstances where houses occupied by a disabled person may qualify for a reduction

Change of Circumstances 

If your circumstances change, the amount of council tax you pay might change.

You need to tell us of any changes within 21 days.

If you don't tell us of any change which affects your council tax, you could be liable for a financial penalty.

If you get council tax/housing benefit, you also need to tell the benefits section.