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Who is entitled to a council tax discount?

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If you live in a property where one or more residents fall into the following categories, you may be entitled to a discount regardless of how many people live in the property.

This is known as being 'disregarded' for Council Tax discount purposes.

  • Sole occupier of your home
  • Students
  • Apprentices
  • Youth training trainees
  • Members of visiting forces, international organisations and diplomats
  • Severely mentally impaired people
  • Patients in care homes/hospitals
  • Carers and care workers
  • People in respect of whom child benefit is paid
  • Prisoners and detainees
  • Members of religious communities
  • Spouse or dependent of a full time student, who is not a British Citizen

If you are one of the above, head to the apply for discounts and exemptions page.

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