Other discounts and exemptions
Some people living in your household may be disregarded and a discount may be awarded.
These can include:
- most full-time students or students under 20 years of age
- student nurses
under 25 years of age who is training under the national traineeship scheme
- apprentices who earn less than £195 per week before tax
- foreign language assistants registered with the British Council
- live-in carers looking after someone other than a child under the age of 18 or their partner
- long-term hospital patients or care home residents
- hostel or night shelter residents
- members of International Headquarters and Defence Organisations, and their dependants
- religious community members who have no income or savings
- visiting armed forces and their dependants if they are not British citizens
- some foreign diplomats
- anyone detained by order of a court, or under the Immigration Act 1971 or the Mental Health Act 1983
- some school or college leavers under the age of 20
- people with a severe mental impairment
- adults aged 18 or over for whom child benefit is still payable.
Getting a discount or exemption
If you live with people who are disregarded for council tax, your discount will normally be 25%.
If you and everyone living with you are disregards, your discount may be up to 50%.
Any discounts you get are applied automatically and are shown on your council tax bill.
may get a reduction if you are between 18 and 24 years of age and you have been
identified as a care leaver by our Leaving Care team. The team will apply for discount on your behalf.