Members of religious communities

You may be disregarded for Council Tax purposes if you're a member of a religious community.

In order to qualify the principal occupation of the religious community should consist of:

the relief of suffering
or any combination of the above, and
has no income of capital of his own, (disregarding any income by way of a pension in respect of former employment) and
is dependent on the community to provide for his material needs.
This class could include monks and nuns living in a monastery or a convent but also includes members of any religion living in a religious community.

We will periodically carry out a review of discounts and will send you a form to confirm whether it still applies. If you do not return the form your discount may be cancelled.

Please note: Failing to supply information or supplying false information could result in a penalty of £70 being applied to your account for each year of the failure to notify.

You will need your Council Tax reference number to complete the form below. If you do not know your reference number you can apply for it to be sent to you.

Fields marked with a * are mandatory

Liable person


Are you the liable person for this property?

WARNING - It is a criminal offence to give false information when making an application related to Council Tax or Business Rates.
I confirm that all the details above are correct and I will notify the council immediately of any changes

Privacy Policy

The information you supply to us as part of your application will be used for the purposes of dealing with your request and retained as per our published privacy policy. From time to time this information may be shared with other council departments and/or outside partners to process your request as effectively as possible.

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