Discounts exemptions and reductions

A full council tax bill is based on at least 2 adults, aged 18 or over, living in a home. There are several ways you can get a discount or exemption on your council tax.

The level of discount depends on your circumstance, and the circumstances of any adults that live in your home.

You can apply for a discounts online. Please select the discount type below to apply and submit your application.

Discounts

Discounts available are:

The process 

While you are waiting for a decision on your claim for a discount, you should carry on paying your council tax instalments. 

You must tell us about any changes which may affect your discount within 21 days so that we can review the amount awarded.  If you do not tell us, you may incur a penalty. 

When applying a discount or exemption we undertakes checks to verify whether the information supplied is correct and this may involve cross checking data with external bodies.  

We will prosecute council tax fraud cheats and recover any money due.

Fair processing notice

Blackpool Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

Preventing and detecting fraud

Blackpool Council must protect the public funds we deal with. We may use the information you have given on this form and share the information with other organisations that audit or handle public funds to help us prevent and detect fraud.

Data Protection

Any information you give will be used to decide your council tax liability. We may share, or obtain information about you with other sections of the council, other councils, data matching agencies and government agencies to make sure the information is accurate, prevent and detect fraud and to protect public funds. We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless the law allows us to.

Council tax reduction

Anyone who is liable to pay council tax can apply for council tax reduction and will have their entitlement assessed. We will need to see income, capital and household details.

Once all applicable discounts have been made from your council tax charge ie a single person discount, the amount of council tax reduction you are entitled to is calculated.

Discretionary Discount

Find out more information on this discount, here is our Discretionary Discount policy