Council tax discounts

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – financial support for businesses and the self-employed

For information on assistance with business rates and government cash grants for businesses, go to our business rates pages  For those who are self-employed, we are providing financial assistance for the self-employed in the form of deferred council tax payments.

The government is providing a range of measures to support businesses through the period of disruption caused by COVID-19. For details, go to GOV.UK: business support and GOV.UK: financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19).

Who gets a discount

A full council tax bill is based on at least 2 adults living in a home.

To check who counts as an adult for council tax, go to our page on discounts if you live with people who don't count as adults for council tax.

Single person discount

You get 25% off your bill if you count as an adult for council tax and live on your own.

You can apply for a single person discount by logging-in to My Account. You can create an account if you don't already have one.

My Account - council tax

Other discounts

There are council tax discounts for disabled people.

Properties undergoing major works can get a 50% discount for up to 1 year.

Empty property discounts apply for 1 month only.

Some properties may be fully exempt or charged a premium.

When to contact us

You should claim discounts when you first qualify.

If you get a discount, you must tell us straight away if your circumstances change.