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Discounts for members of religious communities

If one or more of the occupants of a property is a member of a religious community, a 25% discount may apply because he/she is classed as not counted for Council Tax purposes.

When are discounts granted in respect of religious communities?

A person is not counted for Council Tax discount purposes if he/she:

  • Is a member of a religious community the principal occupation of which consists of prayer, contemplation, education, the relief of suffering, or any combination of these; and,
  • Has no income or capital of his/her own (except a pension from previous employment) and is dependant on the community to provide for his/her material needs.

The owner of a dwelling occupied by a religious community is liable to pay the council tax.

How to apply

Download and fill in word icon Application form - Council Tax discount for members of religious communities [246kb] and return to Customer Services