Council Tax Reform April 2013

Properties in Need of Major Repair – Former Class A Exemptions

From the 1 April 2013, those properties which fell under Class A exemption will incur a 50% charge for the first 12 months after which the full Council Tax will become payable.

The 12 month time period does not start again with the new charges in April 2013.

In addition to these charges, if the property remains empty for more than 2 years, an additional 50% premium will be applied and 150% of the Council Tax will be payable.

If your entitlement to this discount has changed, please inform us as soon as possible. 

These changes are taking place at the same time as many welfare reform changes and we expect our telephone lines to be exceptionally busy.  You can e-mail your enquiries to us and we aim to respond within one working day. Contact us on

If you wish to apply for this discount, forms are available to download or by request.