Occupied property Council Tax discount and exemptions
Your Council Tax bill is based on at least 2 adults living in a property. You may be able to get a 25% discount off your council tax bill if: you live on your own or the other people in your household are under 18 or not counted for Council Tax
If there is a room or other extra space in your property that is needed by a disabled occupant, the disability reduction scheme may help you to get a reduction in your Council Tax.
A 25% discount might be applied if only 2 adults live in your property and 1 of them has a severe mental impairment of intelligence or social function.
Lancashire County Council (LCC) provide support grants for care leavers (aged 18-25) who: are living independently, are liable for Council Tax, satisfy LCC's qualifying conditions.
If you or someone who lives with you is an apprentice or a youth trainee, you may be entitled to a 25 % discount off your Council Tax. If there are only apprentices and trainees at a property, there is a 50 % discount.
There are 2 types of carer (defined by Council Tax legislation), the professional carer and the unpaid carer or relative. Either could be entitled to a Council Tax discount provided the criteria is met.
Living accommodation for UK armed forces which is owned by the Secretary of State for Defence is exempt whether occupied or not. Armed forces personnel deployed on operations overseas, who normally pay Council Tax, can claim a tax-free payment on the cost of their Council Tax, which is paid directly by the Ministry of Defence.
Annexes are areas of living accommodation attached to your main dwelling, or they are situated within the grounds of the main dwelling, which have been separately banded for Council Tax.
If you are a member of a religious community and apart from you there is only one adult living in your home, you can apply for a 25% discount on your Council Tax. If you live on your own, you will be entitled to a 50% discount off your Council Tax bill.