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Council Tax Discretionary Discount Scheme

If you are having difficulties paying your Council Tax bill you can apply to have your council tax reduced under the Council Tax Discretionary Discount Scheme. 

As there are no set conditions for awarding a reduction under this scheme, we consider all applications individually and take account of the details of the case.

We will need a range of information from you to help us make a decision including:

  • details of why you are unable to pay your Council Tax bill
  • details of household income and expenditure (all household members)
  • savings and investments (claimant and partner)
  • if you have received debt or benefits advice
  • any other factors that we need to be aware of when considering your application. 

Applications must be made in writing to: 

Section 13A (1) (c) Application
Service Manager - Revenues and Benefits Services
Ashfield District Council
Urban Road
Kirkby in Ashfield
NG17 8DA.


We will make a decision within one month of receiving your application and let you know our decision in writing.

If you do not agree with our decision you have 21 days to appeal, giving full reasons and evidence why you think our decision was wrong. We will review the application, decision and appeal and let you know the outcome in 28 working days. 

If you are still not happy you can appeal to the Valuation Tribunal who will review and make a decision. 

Contact us about Council Tax

If you have a question about Council Tax you can contact us by: 

  • telephone: 01623 457400