Disregard discounts

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

Apply for a disregard discount

Page last updated: 04 October 2021

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