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Discounts and exemptions

Ukrainian nationals with Homes for Ukraine visa

If you are a Ukrainian national with a Homes for Ukraine visa you may be entitiled to a 50% Council Tax discount if you live alone or if all the other adults you live with have a HfU visa.

How to apply

You will need to apply for this discount by using our general enquiry form and provide evidence that you have a Homes for Ukraine visa:

To apply you will need to tell us:

  • the names of all the adults living in the property
  • the date everyone moved in
  • what evidence you will be providing that you have permission to stay in the UK under the government's Homes for Ukraine Scheme (for example a copy of a residence permit)

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This discount is only for Ukrainian nationals who have received a visa under the Homes for Ukraine scheme. It does not apply to other schemes such as The Ukraine Family Scheme or The Ukraine Extension Scheme. 

Homes for Ukraine Sponsors

Sponsors of Ukrainian guests will not lose their current Council Tax discount or exemption if they invite Ukrainian guests to stay with them under the scheme. If you’re supporting Ukrainians as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme, you may be eligible for a discount on your Council Tax.   

Single person discount 

If you already receive a single-person discount on your Council Tax and you share a home with one or more eligible Ukrainian national(s), you will continue to receive a 25% single-person discount. 

Empty or exempt properties 

If you are receiving a Council Tax exemption on your property and a Ukrainian national with HfU visa moves in, you will still be exempt from paying Council Tax. For example, if your property is exempt because all the residents are students and a Ukranian national moves in the property will continue to be exempt.

If you are paying the full rate of Council Tax for an empty property and you let your property to Ukrainian nationals through the Homes for Ukraine scheme, the Council Tax charge will be reduced to 50%. 

This discount is only for Ukrainian nationals who have received a visa under the Homes for Ukraine scheme. It does not apply to other schemes such as The Ukraine Family Scheme or The Ukraine Extension Scheme. 

How to apply 

Use our general enquiries form to make your claim. Tell us:

  • the names of all the adults living in the property
  • the date everyone moved in
  • what evidence you will be providing that the Ukrainian nationals have permission to stay in the UK under the government's Homes for Ukraine Scheme (for example a copy of a residence permit)
  • details of your own exemptions or Council Tax reductions

Apply now

Last Modified: 12/02/2024 15:34:32