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Single Person Discount - Council Tax Discount/Exemption

When calculating how much council tax a property pays, it's assumed there are two adults in a house. If you're the only person aged over 18 in your home, you are entitled to a single person discount.

What discount is available?

Properties with only one adult (18+) may be entitled to a single person discount on council tax - this is 25% off your annual bill.

Apply for a Single Person Discount

Are you using e-Services yet?

The easiest way to apply for a disability reduction is via e-Services, a free online portal to help you manage your council tax account. Use your secure online account to upload supporting evidence and track your application for single person reduction as it progresses.

 Login or register for e-Services with your phone/computer here

Please be advised: failure to notify us of a change in your circumstances within 21 days, or applying for a discount or exemption you are not entitled to, will result in a penalty of up to £280 being issued.