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Diplomats

A property where a diplomat is liable to pay the Council Tax is exempt. If the diplomat lives with another person who is liable to pay Council Tax, the diplomat is disregarded.

A diplomat is defined as a person:

  • on whom privileges and immunities are conferred by the Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964
  • on whom privileges and immunities are conferred by the Commonwealth Secretariat Act 1966
  • on whom privileges and immunities are conferred by the Consular Relations Act 1968
  • who is within a class of persons mentioned in relation to any organisation specified in an order in Council made under the International Organisations Act 1968
  • on whom privileges and immunities are conferred by the Commonwealth Countries and Republic of Ireland (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1985
  • is the head of any office described in the Hong Kong Economic Trade Act 1966

The Council will periodically carry out a review of discounts and may send you a form to confirm whether it still applies. If you do not return the form your discount may be cancelled. 

Please note: Failing to supply information or supplying false information could result in a penalty of £70 being applied to your account for each year of the failure to notify.

To apply please complete the form below:

  1. Application for a Person to be Disregarded for Discount Purposes
  2. Declaration
    1. Declaration
      1. WARNING - It is a criminal offence for a ratepayer to give false information when making an application related to Council Tax or Business Rates
  3. Data Protection Clause
    1. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 the information you supply the Council as part of your application will be used for the purposes of dealing with your request and retained as per our published data protection policy. From time to time this information may be shared with other Council departments and/or outside partners to process your request as effectively as possible.

      Please read our data protection policy (this link opens in a new window) and tick to confirm you agree with your data being used in this way.
    2. Please confirm *
  4. CLOSE FORM