Members of Religious Communities


Members of Religious Communities

When is a discount possible?

Council Tax is normally charged on the assumption that two or more people aged 18 or over live in a property.

If there is only one adult living there, they can apply for a single person's discount of 25%. However, if anyone aged 18 or over is a member of a religious community and without them there is only one adult living in the property, you may apply for the same 25% discount.

Who can qualify for this discount?

A person can qualify for a discount if:

  • their principle occupation is prayer, contemplation, education, the relief of suffering or any combination of these and
  • he / she has no income or capital of their own and
  • he / she is dependent on the religious community for all their material needs.

How do I apply? 

Please print the below form and complete and return it to the address at the top of the form.

pdf icon Religious Community Disregard Form [85kb]

What happens if I qualify?

We will send you an adjusted bill showing the appropriate reduction within 10 working days of receipt of your documents.

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