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Disregard Discounts

Your Council Tax assumes that there are two adults living in your household. If you are the only adult living there (as your main home), we will reduce your bill by 25%. If everyone in the property is 'disregarded' you will be entitled to a 50% discount.

When we look at the number of adults living in a property we do not count:

  • full-time students, student nurses, apprentices and youth trainees;
  • people who live in hospital;
  • people who are being looked after in care homes;
  • people who are severely mentally disabled;
  • people staying in some hostels or night shelters;
  • 18 and 19 year olds who are at or have just left school;
  • care worker paying for low pay (usually for a charity);
  • people caring for someone with a disability who is not their partner, or their child (a child is someone under 18);
  • members of visiting forces and some international organisations;
  • diplomats and their husbands (who are not British);
  • monks and nuns;
  • People in prison (except people who are in prison for not paying their Council Tax or a fine relating to their Council Tax).

If you think your property should be exempt from Council Tax or you should pay a reduced rate, please contact us.

You must tell us straight away about anything that could affect an exemption or discount you receive.