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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Money off council tax if you are 18 years old and receive child benefit

If you're over 18 years old and receive child benefit you're not counted (disregarded) when calculating council tax.

If you continue to receive child benefit over the age of 18 years (usually where full time education continues), you can apply for a council tax discount.