Full Council Tax is calculated on the basis that at least 2 adults reside in a property. If only 1 adult is living in a property, and that property is their main or sole residence, the Council Tax will be reduced by a quarter (25%). This is known as a single person or single occupier discount.
A discount may also be applicable if more than 1 adult lives in the property but all or some of the adults are not counted (known as ‘disregarded’) for Council Tax purposes.
A discount can also be granted in the following circumstances:
- a property that is furnished but is no one's main home. This would include second homes, holiday homes and properties left empty between tenancies.
- properties which are unoccupied and unfurnished.
- a property that you are residing in as job-related accommodation.
For more information, and to download an application form, please click on the headings below.
The Council has a duty to protect public funds, and may use the information you provide to collect money owed to the council and to prevent and detect fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.
For further information see: Fair Processing or contact the Corporate Anti Fraud Team on 020 8227 2264