Other Discounts

Certain people are not counted when working out the number of adults who live in your home which can reduce your Council Tax bill:

  • Full-time students, student nurses, apprentices and youth trainees
  • A foreign student's spouse or dependant(s) who are prevented from working or claiming benefit may be disregarded for discount purposes or may be exempt
  • Patients resident in a hospital
  • Patients who are being looked after in care homes
  • People who are severely mentally impaired (see the application forms below)
  • People staying in certain hostels or night shelters
  • 18 or 19-year-olds who are at school or have just left
  • Care workers working for low pay, usually for charities
  • People caring for someone with a disability who is not a spouse, partner or child under 18
  • Members of visiting forces and certain international institutions and foreign language assistants
  • Members of religious communities (for example monks or nuns)
  • People in prison, except those in prison for non-payment of Council Tax or a fine

If a member of your household falls into any of the above categories please contact Council Tax for more information.

If you are aged over 18 a named person on the Council Tax account, your Council Tax is payable regardless of age - even if you are of pensionable age.

If you do not meet any of the criteria for discounts, disregards or exemptions but are out of work, on a low income or claiming benefits from the Department of Work and Pension, you may be able to claim help with your Council Tax. See the Council Tax Support page for more information.

Application forms

You can download the below forms to apply for certain Council Tax discounts and exemptions:

Last updated 29 October 2019
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