You may be able to get a 50% discount on your council tax if you have to live in a second home because of your job.
There must be a direct link between your work and the property. Some examples include caretakers, pub landlords and schoolmasters.
It might say in your contract that you must live there, you might have a job where it’s normal for your employer to provide accommodation, or you might be required to carry out a trade or profession at the address.
You can't claim a discount if:
- you have a second property in the area where you work, but you don’t perform the duties of your employment from that address
- one or both of the properties are outside England, Wales or Scotland
- you are not the liable person for council tax at both properties (unless the property is for a minister of religion, or is provided by the Ministry of Defence)
- you are a director or a partner in the company providing the accommodation - unless you’re a full-time working director/partner, or it’s a charity or non-profit organisation