Council Tax Reform April 2013

Second Homes

Second homes are those properties which are furnished but are not someone’s sole or main residence. Prior to 1 April 2013, these were charged at 50%.

From the 1 April 2013, 100% of the Council Tax will be payable.

If this property is now occupied full time, 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 Council Tax discounts, forms are available to download or by request.