This page tells you when you can get a Single Person Discount, and how to claim this discount. If you have already been granted this discount it will be shown on your bill.
If you need to cancel your discount please use the online form.
Who qualifies for Single Person Discount
When you live alone, or are the only person over 18 who has their sole or main residence at your address, you are entitled to a 25% Single Person Discount’. You can claim this by using the online form.
You need to tell us if someone over the age of 18 moves into your property so we can cancel your discount. You can do this by using the online form.
Second homes - Single Person Discount only applies to your main address
Some people have two addresses because they work in one area but actually live somewhere else - for example, they are working in Leeds for six months but have a family home elsewhere which they will return to at the end of that time. In these circumstances, a single person discount does not apply at the Leeds address because Leeds is the person’s second home, not their main home. There is more information about this on the related page ‘How your sole or main residence affects your Council Tax’.
However if you have a main home elsewhere but are living in Leeds because you are required to by your job (for example, you manage a pub and your contract requires you to live at the pub), you may be able to claim a job-related discount for your accommodation at the pub – read our PDF ‘Job-related second homes’ for more information.
If someone moves out temporarily
If someone moves out of the address temporarily, a discount does not always apply, even when only one person remains, as we have to consider whether their main residence has changed. For example, if a couple share a property but one partner moves out for three months to work abroad, the remaining partner won’t usually qualify for a discount. This is because the home address is still classed as the absent partner’s main residence.