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Council Tax Single Person Discount

The full council tax bill assumes that there are two adults living in a property. If only one adult lives in the property (as their main home) the bill may be reduced by 25%.

Your council tax bill shows any discount given.

If you have any change of circumstances and you are unsure whether they will affect your entitlement, please contact us.

You can sign up to My Tax and Benefits to view your account and report changes online. 

My partner is a member of the forces/works away and only comes home occasionally.

No - this property will still be seen as their sole/main residence because there is an intention to return to the property.

My daughter has just turned 18 but will be away at college.

Probably - if her term time address is considered to be her main home or if she satisfies the criteria to be disregarded as a student. Please contact us for advice.

A friend is coming to stay for a month's holiday.

Yes – they will not be considered as having changed their main residence and are therefore disregarded.

You can apply online, or contact customer services on 01562 732928.

Single person discounts can be given following a claim for benefit, if it is clear from that claim that there is only one adult living in the property as their main home.

If someone leaves your property and you are the sole remaining adult, let us know:

  • who has left
  • the date they left
  • their forwarding address.

The discount will go on for as long as you occupy the property as a sole adult.


The following types of changes may affect your discount and you should let us know if:

  • Another adult comes to stay with you and they occupy the property as their main home*
  • A child reaches the age of 18*
  • You leave the property on a permanent basis*

*We need this information to enable us to fulfil our duty to keep our records up to date.



Wyre Forest District Council