Council tax exemptions and premiums

£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.

Empty properties

Empty property discounts apply for 1 month.

We charge a 50% premium for properties left empty and unfurnished for more than 2 years. This means owners will pay 150% of the full council tax.

This does not apply to:

  • empty properties of service personnel who have been posted away from home
  • empty annexes that are part of a person's sole or main residence

Second homes and furnished unoccupied properties do not get a discount. You must pay the full council tax rate for the property.

You can get: