Stroud District Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

The Revenue and Benefit Service deals with the billing and collection of Council Tax and Business Rates, together with the administration and award of Housing and Council Tax benefits. We also work to prevent and detect Housing and Council Tax benefit fraud. You can find further information via the navigation bar and the links below.

Council tax booklet

Council Tax and Business Rates

In these booklets you’ll find out how the three local authorities that provide services in the area - the district council, the county council and the police - plan to spend your money this year. You will also find information on how to pay, and what help is on offer if you are struggling with your council tax and rent.

PDF documentPDF  Council Tax Information 2015-16 (PDF 2,213 KB)

PDF documentPDF  Basic Billing Information (PDF 80 KB)

PDF documentPDF  Business Rates Information 2015-16 (PDF 28 KB)

Council Tax discounts, reductions and exemptions

Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for help with your Council Tax payments. The most popular discount is a single person discount.

Single person discount: If there is only one adult who has their main home in a dwelling, they will be entitled to 25% discount off their Council Tax bill. If you feel that you may be entitled to a single occupier discount please contact us by e-mail: or telephone 01453 754865 and we will send you an application form, alternatively download and complete the form below.

Rating information on businesses in the district

Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

Our Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) scheme is operated by our Benefits team, and used to assist Housing Benefit claimants who may need further financial help with their housing costs, during periods of short term need. Housing costs can include help towards rent, tenancy start up costs and moving costs.

We receive limited funds each year for the DHP scheme. Because the amount that can be spent on the scheme each year is restricted, not everyone who claims a DHP may be awarded one. Who receives DHP is entirely at the discretion of the Council.

Claims must be made in writing using form below and sent to Benefits, Stroud District Council, Stroud, Glos. GL5 4UB

Changes to council tax discounts on empty properties from 1 April 2015

Unoccupied and unfurnished properties are currently awarded a discount of 100% for one month followed by a discount of 25% for the following five months.

The 100% discount for one month will cease to apply from 1 April 2015 and a 25% discount will be awarded for the full 6 month period. At the end of the 6 month period the 100% long term empty charge will continue to be payable. Further information.

Other Council Tax discounts

Find out about other Council Tax discounts.

Non payment of Council Tax

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Contact us:

Council Tax & Business Rates
Telephone 01453 754865
Fax 01453 754933