Member of a religious community

A full council tax bill is based on at least two adults being resident in a property.

Some people are not counted - they are 'disregarded'.

You may be able to get a 'disregard' discount if all of the residents but one are disregarded, or you are the only resident and are disregarded.

There is a separate application for each type of disregarded person and this page deals with members of a religious community.

You may be entitled to a council tax reduction if you meet the criteria below:

Members of religious communities whose principal occupation is prayer, contemplation, education, the relief of suffering or any combination of these are not counted as being resident in a property for the purpose of calculating the amount of council tax payable.

To qualify:

  • You must have no income or capital (except for any pensions from previous employment), and
  • Must be totally dependant upon the community concerned for your material needs.