Discounts, exemptions and reductions
You may be entitled to certain council tax discounts and exemptions, depending on your personal circumstances.
Get help to pay up to 80 per cent of your council tax bill - if you are on a low income and have savings less than £6000. Pension-age council tax support can help towards 100 per cent of your council tax bill if you are on a low income and have savings less than £16000.
You may qualify for a reduction in council tax if you or someone that lives with you is disabled, and your home is specially adapted to their needs.
You may be able to claim a discount or exemption, depending on how many people still live at the deceased person’s property.
A newly-build house which is unoccupied and unfurnished is entitled to an initial one-month exemption from council tax, providing it remains empty.