Who has to pay

You will usually have to pay Council Tax if you are 18 or over and own or rent a home. A full Council Tax bill is based on at least 2 adults living in a home. Spouses and partners who live together are jointly responsible for paying the bill.

Single person discount

You will get 25% off your bill if you count as an adult for Council Tax and either:

  • you live on your own
  • no-one else in your home counts as an adult

Apply for, cancel or continue your single person discount

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Student discount

You are considered a student if you are:

  • undertaking a full-time course of education and studying for at least 24 weeks (21 hours per week), or
  • under 20 and on a qualifying course, or
  • a foreign language assistant, or
  • someone who is taking a course which leads to a registration under the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979.

Apply for student discount

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Other discounts and exemptions

Find out if you are eligible for other discounts

Apply for any other discount or exemption

You cannot use this to check entitlement to Single Person Discount or Council Tax Reduction

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Apply for other Council Tax discounts

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Cancel your Council Tax discount or exemption

Cancellation of Council Tax discount

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Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction

On this page you can check if you are eligible for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction