The Council Tax charge is partly based on the value of a property and partly on the number of adult residents. The property element and the person element each amount to 50 per cent of the charge.
Details of some of the discounts/reliefs are listed below - under the related documents section of this page, application forms are also available on the Forms page of this website to enable you to apply for any relevant reduction or apply on online.
Apply for, or remove Exemption/Discount online
The basic bill assumes that there are two adults resident in the property. If there are more than two, the charge is not increased, but if there are fewer than two, a discount can be granted.
This discount amounts to 25 per cent of the total charge, in other words, half of the personal element of the charge.
Apply for, or remove Single Persons Discount online
The Council Tax Leaflet that is included with the Annual Statement has further information. Please click on the following link to view it:
- Council Tax Information Leaflet 2016/17
- Council Tax Information Leaflet 2017/18
- Council Tax Information Leaflet 2018/19
- Council Tax Information Leaflet 2019/20
Council Tax payable for 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20
Statutory Calculation of 2013/2014, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 Council Tax for different bands (Borough, Parish, Police, Fire and County)
- Council Tax Bands by Parish 2013/14
- Council Tax Bands by Parish 2014/15
- Council Tax Bands by Parish 2015/16
- Council Tax Bands by Parish 2016/17
- Council Tax Bands by Parish 2017/18
- Council Tax Bands by Parish 2018/19
- Council Tax Bands by Parish 2019/20
Band A* is the charge if Disabled Relief is granted for a Band A property.
Property bands explained
All domestic properties are "chargeable properties" for the purposes of Council Tax and the amount of Council Tax payable depends on the valuation band into which the property has been placed. Each property has been banded based on its expected selling price as at April 1991.
Find out more about Council Tax Property Bands.
Find your Council Tax Band
You can find your Council Tax band on the Valuation Office Agency website.
If you are paid too much Council Tax Support, the overpayment can be recovered from yourself. Any overpayments will be added back to your Council Tax account. However if the overpayment is as a result of an official error, it may be deemed not recoverable. Like all decisions made by us, you have the right to appeal against it.