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.
Single Person Discount review
Wirral Council is carrying out a review of Council Tax customers who are currently in receipt of Single Persons Discount (25%). The purpose of the review is to make sure that the single person discounts we have awarded are valid and our information is up to date. We need to make sure that discounts are only awarded to those who are entitled and that we remove those that are not valid.
This is being carried out by Northgate Public Services on our behalf.
If you receive a review, please complete the declaration which is sent to you. The quickest and easiest way to make your declaration is to do it online.
Alternative ways to complete your declaration by phone or post are shown on the review letter.
If you do not reply, we may cancel your discount from the date it was last checked, which may result in you having to pay back any unpaid Council Tax.
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
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 can apply for Council Tax Support if you are on a low income. This can reduce your bill by up to 78% (100% if you are a vulnerable person).