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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)



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