Discounts and Exemptions


When deciding how many adults are resident, certain occupants can be disregarded for Council Tax purposes:

  • Full-time students, student nurses, apprentices and Youth Training trainees
  • Patients resident in hospital
  • People who are being looked after in care homes
  • People who are severely mentally impaired
  • People staying in certain hostels or night shelters
  • 18 and 19 year olds who have just left school
  • Care-workers working for low pay, usually for charities
  • People caring for someone with a disability who is not a spouse, partner or child under 18
  • Members of visiting forces and certain international institutions
  • Members of religious communities
  • People in prison (except those in prison for non-payment of Council Tax or a fine)
  • People with diplomatic privileges or immunities

If you think that you may be entitled to a discount please contact our Council Tax team or apply via our online forms.