East Lothian Council

Council tax

You may be entitled to a 25% council tax discount if you are the only person aged 18 or over living in a property

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We calculate your council tax charge by assuming that at least two adults are living in the property.

Some people are disregarded for council tax purposes, for example students or carers, so you may still be eligible for a discount even if you don't live alone.

How do I apply?

You can apply online at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/spd

Alternatively, just call 01875 824314 during office hours and we will be happy to discuss with you.

Remember to tell us if your circumstances change

If you receive a single person discount and your circumstances change, it is important that you tell us immediately so that you are not faced with a back-dated council tax charge.

Examples of this include children turning 18 years of age, as they would then be classed as adults, or another adult moving into your household.

We carry out checks regularly to make sure those claiming a single person discount are still entitled, so make sure you tell us before we tell you!

You can tell us about a change in your circumstances at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/spdcheck

Details of other council tax discounts and exemptions can be found here

East Lothian Council, PO Box 13251, Haddington, EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01875 824314

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