Discounts and exemptions

Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for a discount or exemption from paying your Council Tax.

Types of discounts available

There are various types which can be applied to your Council Tax:

We also have our Council Tax support scheme if you are on a low income.


You might not have to pay Council Tax if you're:

  • in prison for something other than not paying your Council Tax
  • living in a hostel
  • a long term patient living in hospital
  • a member or dependant of visiting forces
  • a member or dependant of International Headquarters or Defence Organisations
  • a member of a religious community
  • the partner or dependants of foreign students

To see if you may qualify for a different exemption please contact us.

Remove a discount

If you need to remove a discount you can find out more on our remove a discount page.