You can be disregarded where you are a member of a Religious Community whose principal occupation is prayer, contemplation, the relief of suffering or education. To qualify, you must have no income (with the exception of an employer's pension) or capital of your own and must be dependant upon the community concerned for your material needs.
The application form must be completed by or on behalf of the person who is liable to pay council tax.
Remember, a single person discount (25%) can only be awarded where ONE person remains liable after others have been disregarded, for example, in a three adult household two have to qualify to be disregarded before a discount can be awarded.
How to apply
If you think you may qualify, call us on 01443 863002 or alternatively you can download the application form below:
Application for discount purposes - Member of a religious community (PDF 50kb).
Please complete the form in black ink and in block capitals and return it to us together with any supporting documentation to the address provided in the top right hand corner.
If your application is accepted, you will then be sent a revised payment schedule.
Remember, if your circumstances change and you are no longer entitled to a discount you MUST inform us straight away to avoid facing a penalty.