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Council tax discounts

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

1. Overview

When we calculate your council tax we assume there are two adults in a property.

If an adult falls in any of the areas below they could be ‘disregarded’ and you may get a discount on your bill.

  • If you're 18 and your parents are still getting child benefit
  • If you're a student in full-time education
  • If you're 18 or 19 and have just left school or further education
  • If you're caring for someone with a disability who is not a spouse, partner or child under 18
  • If you're being looked after in a care home
  • If you're in prison
  • If you have a mental health condition
  • If you're an apprentice
  • If you're a patient in hospital for a long time
  • If you work for International Headquarters and defence organisation
  • If you're staying in certain hostels or night shelters
  • If you're part of a religious community


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