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Council Tax discounts

You may be able to get a Council Tax discount, reducing the size of your bill, or even a full exemption.

You can get a 25% discount on your Council Tax bill if there is only one person aged 18 or over living in your home.

If all the adults in your household are entitled to a status discount, your Council Tax will be reduced by 50%. If all but one of the adults living in your household are entitled to a status discount, your Council Tax will be reduced by 25%.

Please download and complete the form below, providing all the evidence that is required to consider your application. Please remember that if your circumstances change you must tell us within 21 days.

Council Tax disregard form
Some residents of occupied properties are disregarded for the purposes of Council Tax. You may be entitled to a 25% discount if we disregard other residents.

I declare that the information provided is correct. If an exemption is granted I will inform you within 21 days of any change to my circumstances.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In order to comply with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in May 2018, we have to provide you with information about the personal data you give to us. 

This information is set out below:

Rutland County Council is the data controller for the personal information you may provide. You can contact us by phone on 01572 722577, via email to dataprotection@rutland.gov.uk or by writing to us at Data Protection, Catmose House, Catmos Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE156HP.

Your information will be used so that we can administer your council tax account and collect council tax from you in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (and any subsequent legislation and regulations which apply)

Your personal data may be shared with other teams within the council in order to provide a service to you, to ensure our records are kept up to date or otherwise where we are required to do so under other legislation.  We may also share it with other local authorities, civil enforcement agents and other organisations to make sure that your information is accurate; to prevent or detect crime and to pursue debtors to protect public funds. We may share the data with third parties if we are required by law to do so, this may include the Police or Government Agencies.  We will not sell your data or use it for marketing purposes without your consent.

We will keep your data for seven years. This is in accordance with current legislation.

You have the following rights under the GDPR.  Please note not all of these rights apply to all processing.  Further details on each right can be found on our website https://www.rutland.gov.uk

·        The right to be informed.  

·        The right of access.  

·        The right to rectification

·        The right to erasure

·        The right to restrict processing

·        The right to data portability

·        The right to object

·        Rights related to automated decision making, including profiling’

If you are not happy with the way the council is handling your personal information you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.