Religious community Council Tax discount

You may be able to get a discount on your Council Tax bill if you belong to a religious community.

Who can apply

To qualify, you must

  • be a member of a religious community whose main occupation is prayer, contemplation, education, the relief of suffering or a range of these
  • have no capital or income except a pension from a former employer
  • depend on the religious community for your material needs.

Amount of discount

We may offer

  • a 25% discount if you live with another adult
  • a 50% discount if you live alone or only with others who qualify.

This discount reduces your Council Tax, water and sewerage charges.

Please note that if you apply for this reduction the owner of the property, rather than the residents, is liable for the Council Tax on a dwelling occupied by a religious community.

We regularly review our Council Tax discount requests. We may ask you to provide more information or evidence.

Apply for a religious community discount