Discounts and exemptions on Council Tax

Annexes, student halls and the armed forces

Discounts for annexes

Annexes or self contained units, such as a garden flat, are no longer exempt from Council Tax. Instead the annexe or self contained unit and the main property could receive a 50 per cent discount if: 

  • the annexe or self contained unit is within the same boundary as the main property
  • the resident of the annexe or self contained unit is related to the person paying Council Tax at the main property 
  • where the the annexe or self contained unit is unoccupied it is used by the resident of the main property and not let out separately 

Exemptions for students halls and armed forces:

Some types of properties do not need to pay Council Tax. These include:
  • student halls of residence and houses lived in by full-time students only
  • armed forces accommodation
  • homes where everyone is under 18

Apply for a discount

Use our online form to apply for a discount. You will need to log in or create an account with us if you have not already done so. Within the form choose 'other discounts and exemptions'.