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People living in a religious community may be disregarded for council tax purposes.

This means they will not be included when we count the number of occupants living in their community.

In order to be disregarded, they must be living in a community where the principal occupation is prayer, contemplation, education or the relief of suffering. Each person must have no income (with the exception of any occupational pension from former employment), nor any capital of their own. They must be dependant on the community for all their material needs.

If you think that the members of your community should be disregarded then please email us. Alternatively, you can contact the council tax team on 01732 876388.