You can get a discount if you or the adults you live with aren't counted for Council Tax (for example full-time students). This is known as a disregard discount.
If everyone is disregarded except for one person, you’ll get a 25% discount.
If everyone is disregarded, you'll get a 50% discount and in some cases the property will be exempt from Council Tax.
People aged 18 or over are disregarded for Council Tax if they are:
- 18 and 19 year olds who are still at school or college
- 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 (for example City & Guilds)
- people under 25 who are training under the Youth Training Scheme
- diplomats and their spouses, if not British
Page last updated: 04 October 2021