For Council Tax purposes, some adults are not counted in working out the number of adults resident in a property.
Typically a discount will apply where there are two adults resident in a property, but one adult is one of the following:
- Full time students (and certain non-UK spouses/dependents)
- 18 or 19 year olds who are at or have just left school
- People who are severely mentally impaired
- People caring for someone with a disability who is not a spouse, partner or child under 18 (more than one adult can be disregarded as carer if all required conditions are met)
- Student nurses, apprentices, youth training trainees and foreign language assistants
- People who are permanently cared for in nursing homes, care homes or hospitals.
- Care workers working for low pay, usually for charities
- Members of visiting forces and certain international institutions
- Members of religious communities (monks and nuns)
- People in prison (except those in prison for non-payment of Council Tax or a fine)
To apply for a student discount you will need to confirm who is in your property and provide a student certificate from the student’s college/university.
When a discount applies
This chart gives examples of where discounts do and don’t apply: