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In certain circumstances you may be entitled to a Council Tax discount. This will reduce the amount of Council Tax you have to pay.

By law West Lothian Council must protect the money we manage.  We will share information you give us with other organisations responsible for auditing or managing public funds, to prevent and detect fraud.  We will review awards of discount and exemption and reserve the right to use credit reference agencies to validate any such awards.

There are a range of discounts available:

  • Single Person Discount

    If you are over 18 and the only person living in a property, you can apply for a 25% single person discount

  • Council Tax Status Discounts

    You may be entitled to a discount as some adults living in the property may be disregarded for Council Tax purposes.

  • Unoccupied Property Discounts

    You may be entitled to a discount if your property is unoccupied. Discounts are available for unoccupied properties that are both furnished and unfurnished.