When your living circumstances alter, sometimes updating your Council Tax can be the last thing on your mind, but forgetting to change your details can result in a fine and even prosecution. A number of life events may require you to report them to the Council should you be receiving a reduction in your Council Tax. Below are some examples of circumstance changes that you will need to report:
This list is not exhaustive. If you are not sure whether you need to report a change, you need to contact your local Council. Use the box below to select the relevant authority and obtain their contact information.
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When you were a full-time student you may not have had to pay Council Tax. However, once you leave full-time education this is no longer the case. Inform your local council to ensure that you’re not committing fraud.Check your details
If you were living alone but have recently started cohabiting, it is likely that your are no longer eligible to claim a single person discount, even if you are not married. Update your details to avoid being caught out.Check your details
Some Council Tax reductions are means tested. If you or your partner have recently come out of unemployment, or you have started a new job that has increased your household income you should update your details accordingly.Check your details
When you move home your Council Tax band may change. Regardless of whether you are buying or renting, you should contact the council and update your details when you move home to make sure you are paying the correct amount.Check your details