You can log in or register for an online account to apply for a Council Tax discount. You can also apply without signing up for an account. To do this click on 'Continue without registering' after you have clicked on 'Apply for a Council Tax discount' below.
Please include your Council Tax reference number, which can be found on your bill.
Single person discount
Your full Council Tax bill is based on at least two adults living in a property. If only one adult lives in the property (as their main home), the Council Tax is reduced by 25 per cent.
Discounts for people who aren't counted
The following people aren't counted when working out the number of adults who live in your home, therefore your bill will be reduced:
- full time students
- student nurses
- apprentices earning no more than £195 per week
- young people under 25 who get funding from the Skills Funding Agency or Young People’s Learning Agency
- foreign language assistants registered with the British Council
- live in carers who look after someone who isn’t their partner, spouse or child
- people who are severely mentally impaired (subject to qualifying criteria below)
- Qualifying criteria for severely mentally impaired Council Tax discount
- Full list of discounts for people who aren’t counted
Care leavers discount
If you have been in the care of Wirral Council (for instance you lived in a care home or were fostered) and are leaving care, you may be entitled to a reduction in Council Tax until you reach the age of 25. The amount of reduction you're entitled to may be up to 100% depending on the number of people who live with you.
The reduction will apply from 1 April 2018 or whenever you became liable to pay Council Tax if after this date.
Disabled band reduction scheme
If there is a room or other extra space in your property that is needed by a disabled occupant, the disabled band reduction scheme may help you to get a reduction in your Council Tax. The reduction works out as being the next level down in the Council Tax band.
You may qualify for a reduction if your home has certain features which are essential, or of major importance, to the well-being of a person with a disability.
This person can be an adult or a child but must be resident in the property.
Council Tax Support
You may be able to get help with paying your Council Tax if your are on a low income. This is called Council Tax Support.