Council Tax change of circumstances
If you receive a Council Tax reduction you must tell us within 21 days if there is a change that might affect it, such as moving home or start running a business from home. We can impose a £70 penalty if you do not tell us about a change.
For any other changes or personal circumstances not noted on this page, you can check if you are entitled to a Council Tax discount or exemption.
Changes to who lives in your home
If someone has moved into your house recently, they'll need to register to vote and put their name on the electoral register at their new address.
Single person household
Depending on the type of property, usually either Council Tax or Business Rates will be payable, but some may pay both. Generally, Business Rates are not paid for minor business-use of the home. Where part of the home is used for one of the reasons below, then Business Rates are likely to apply:
- used exclusively for business purposes
- has been adapted for business use
- where clients visit the premises
- where you employ people to work from there.