Council tax discounts

£150 energy bill rebate for council tax bands A to D

The government is providing a £150 one-off energy bills rebate for households in bands A to D, registered for council tax at 1 April 2022, except where the property is empty or a second home. For information on when and how you will receive the rebate, go to £150 energy bill rebate. To download the government's leaflet, go to your council tax bill explained.

Council tax and benefits online – 8 October

From midnight to 1pm, Saturday 8 October, due to essential maintenance work our online services for benefits and managing council tax accounts will not be available. Please do not try to use these services during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Discounts for empty properties

An empty unfurnished property will receive 100% discount for 1 month after it becomes unoccupied.

After 1 month you have to pay the full council tax charge.

Apply for this discount

You can apply for a vacant property discount using the form below.

Apply for a vacant property discount

Exemptions and premiums

We charge a 50% premium for properties left empty and unfurnished for more than 2 years.

You can get council tax exemption for some unoccupied properties.