Martin Lewis shares money tip to saving thousands of pounds on council tax bills

Council tax can often become quite expensive for homeowners in the UK.

It usually depends on where the property is located and what valuation band if falls under.

Fortunately, there are ways you can save money on this kind of stuff – thanks to Martin Lewis.

The 48-year-old, who founded Money Saving Expert, shared some advice on council tax bills in his latest money tips email.

He said: "Council tax band changes aren't the only way to save money.

"Under certain conditions you're able to get a reduction on your council tax bill, or possibly be exempt altogether."

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Martin explained that those who live by themselves or with under 18s and carers are set for a discount.

The bill is assumed to be split between a number of adults so those living on their own can get their costs slashed.

According to the government website, it says: "A full council tax bill is based on at least two adults living in a home.

"Spouses and partners who live together are jointly responsible for paying the bill."

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This means people can get 25% off their bill.

Those living with disabilities may also be entitled to the discount.

If they need a larger property because of their disability, they could be eligible.

Live-in carers, those with severe learning difficulties or a mental illness, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, are exempt as well.

And according to Martin, homeowners who receive credit or benefits might qualify too.

This would apply to homeowners on pension credit, universal credit or residents on low incomes.

It depends on individual circumstances as well.

If you think you've been overpaying council tax, you can find out how to reclaim on the Money Saving Expert website.

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