Consultation outcome

Council Tax: national discount for annexes

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

This document provides a summary of the responses to the Council Tax: national discount for annexes consultation and the government’s response.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


This consultation sets out the government’s proposals on a national discount for annexes.


Consultation description

This consultation paper invites views on the level of Council Tax discount that should apply to annexes.

The government is helping local councils and developers work with communities to plan and build better places to live for everyone. This includes building affordable housing, improving the quality of rented housing, helping more people to buy a home, and providing housing support for vulnerable people.

Extended families living together are becoming increasingly common within our society, for example children saving for a new home or in order to care for elderly parents. In order to support these families and to contribute towards the government’s policy of increasing affordable housing, a national Council Tax discount for annexes is to be introduced.

Many families benefit from living in properties with annexes by being able to care for both immediate and extended families members, particularly the elderly or those who require support. More families that are able to support dependant relatives living in family annexes will deliver against the government’s commitment to help people live independently.