Council tax - discount
You may be able to receive a discount on your council tax in certain circumstances.
If you are the only adult that has your main residence in a property you are entitled to a 25% discount. Please download the form, complete it and then return to the council tax office.
You may also be able to receive a disregard discount. If a person resident in a dwelling falls into one of the following categories, and as a result less than two adults are to be taken into account a 25% discount is applicable.
If as a result of a resident being disregarded no occupiers are taken into account then a 50% discount may be applicable; or in certain situations a full exemption will apply.
Youth training trainee
If you are under 25 and receiving training under the youth training scheme.
Certain paid carers who look after an elderly person or a person with a disability for more than 24 hours/week and are not paid more than £44/week.
Resident of hostel or night shelter
If you are resident in accommodation provided for the homeless.
Member of international headquarters and defence organisations
If you are a member of international headquarters or a defence organisation; dependents of any such member are also disregarded.
Member of a religious community
If you are a member of a religious community and the principal occupation is prayer, contemplation, education and the relief of suffering of others. You must also have no personal income or capital (excluding pensions).
Member of a visiting force
If you have a relevant association with a visiting Force, (within the meaning of the Visiting Forces Act 1952); a dependant of a member may also be disregarded.
Non-British spouse of a student
If you are the spouse or civil partner or dependant of a full time student; not a British citizen and prevented by the terms of your visa from taking paid employment.
Persons with diplomatic privilege or immunity
If you are a non-British citizen and have privileges and immunities under certain acts.
Foreign language assistant
If you are a foreign language assistant and are registered with the Central Bureau for educational visits and exchanges and appointed at an educational establishment.