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Discounts and exemptions

Council Tax hardship fund

As part of its response to COVID-19, the government has announced a £500 million hardship fund to provide Council Tax relief for vulnerable households. The guidance was issued to us on 24 March 2020 and we are currently looking at how we can make reductions to Council Tax bills and which accounts this affects. Please bear with us, we will provide more information as soon as we are able to.

Single occupier discount

25% discount if only one adult lives in a property

Students

Full-time students may get a Council Tax discount or exemption

Low income households

You could get Council Tax Support to help with the bill

Disability relief

You could pay less if you or someone in your home is permanently disabled

Under 20 in education

You may get a 25% discount if you get Child Benefit for someone over 18

Structural changes

Discount for properties needing or undergoing structural/major repairs

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