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Single Person Discount (SPD)

Review of Council Tax single person discounts

We are currently conducting a review of all single person discounts granted to residents who live alone. This exercise is being undertaken by Civica on behalf of the Council. Our aim is to provide residents with the best possible service during the review by offering clear instructions for completing and returning the review form.

You can read more in the document below.

Review of Single Persons Discount [161KB]

If you are the only person over 18 years old who lives in your home, you may be entitled to a discount of 25 percent.

Apply for Single Person Discount (SPD)

Your full Council Tax bill is based on at least two adults living in a property. If you are the only person over 18 years old who lives in your home, you may be entitled to a discount of 25 percent.

Please do not complete this form if you have recently received a review form for single occupier discount.

You will need to return the form in the envelope provided.

What happens next?

We will contact you (usually via email), if we need any further information, and to let you know the progress of your application. We aim to process discounts / exemptions within 21 working days.

You will be able to view any changes to your council tax online, via your account, once your discount has been processed.

If someone has passed away

Please use the form below to let us know. If you are now the only adult living in the property you will be entitled to a 25% discount.

Let us know when someone has died

Please follow the instructions above to create an account with us and submit a form.

Tell us about a change

If you no longer qualify for a single person discount you need to let us know.

Checks on households claiming SPD

We are currently carrying out residency checks using data matching technology to validate legitimate SPD claims. Any discounts that are being claimed in error, or fraudulently, will be identified and removed.

If you have received a Single Person Discount review, you are still the only adult over 18 resident in your property, and wish to apply for a continuation of your 25% single person discount. Please complete the form below.

If you don't tell us about a change, you may have to pay a fine of £70.