Council Tax discount for members of religious communities

Only members of religious communities are disregarded from Council Tax if their main work is:

  • prayer
  • contemplation
  • the relief of suffering
  • education
  • or any combination of these areas

The person must depend on the community for their material needs and have no income or savings. This will still apply if you receive income from a pension or pensions from a former job.

Supporting documents

You will need to provide the following documents:

  • proof of membership
  • proof of income


Apply for a discount for members of religious communities

To apply for the discount you will need to:

  • Download and complete the application form
  • Scan the completed application form using either a scanner or taking a picture of it using your mobile phone.
  • Attach the image and answer the questions on the evidence form.