Single person discounts
You can get 25% off your bill if you live on your own.
You may still get a discount if you live with people we don't count for Council Tax, these include:
- children under 18
- people over 18 that have child benefit paid for them
- foreign language assistants
- people who are severely mentally impaired
- patients who live in a hospital, residential care home or nursing home
- care workers
- carers for someone they live with
- members of a religious community
- members of international headquarters, defence organisations and visiting forces
- residents of hostels or night shelters
- people who are detained in prison or under the Mental Health Acts
- school or college leavers
- full time students or their non-British spouses who are prevented from taking paid employment or claiming benefits
- student nurses
- apprentices who are paid under £195 a week and are studying towards a qualification accredited by the National Council for Vocational Qualifications (eg City & Guilds)
- people under 25 who are training under the Youth Training Scheme
- diplomats and their spouses, if not British
A single person discount will stay on your account for as long as you live on your own.
Single person discount reviews
We review all single person discounts every 2 years. If you don't confirm that you're still a single occupier when we contact you, then we'll remove the discount.
Page last updated: 30 August 2017