Council Tax Discounts

If only one adult lives in a property, there is a discount of 25%.


People in the following groups do not count towards the number of adults resident in a dwelling:


  • Full-time students, student nurses, apprentices and Youth Training trainees
  • Patients resident in hospital
  • People who are being looked after in care homes
  • People who are severely mentally impaired
  • People staying in certain hostels or night shelters
  • 18 and 19 year olds who are at or have just left school. However, when a person reaches the age of 18 you must notify the Council in order that the correct discount can be applied.
  • Careworkers 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
  • Members of religious communities (monks and nuns)
  • People in prison (except those in prison for non-payment of Council Tax or a fine)

Council Tax Survey and Discount Form PDF


If you think you may qualify for any of the above discounts please contact the Council Tax department.