Council Tax discounts and exemptions

Single Person Discount (SPD) for Council Tax - 25% discount

What is the Single Person Discount?

If you are the only adult living in your property, we will reduce your Council Tax by 25%.

You can apply for a Single Person Discount online. 

Apply for Single Person Discount

You’ll need your Council Tax reference number, which you can find on your most recent Council Tax bill, or any letters we have sent you about your Council Tax.

You can also apply by post - download the Single Person Discount application form (PDF) and return it to:

Customer Accounts
Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House
Monks Walk
SG17 5TQ

For more information, call us on 0300 300 8306 or email

We will award the discount as long as you remain the only adult living in the property. If your circumstances change, you must tell us immediately. We also review Single Person Discounts regularly and may write to you and ask you to complete a review form. If you receive a review form, please complete and return it as soon as you can. If you do not complete your review, your discount will be cancelled.

Contact us

Telephone: 0300 300 8306

Please quote your Council Tax account reference in all correspondence – your account reference is 8 or 9 digits long and starts with a 4, 7 or 8. You can find it on your Council Tax bill or any letter we’ve sent about your Council Tax.