Information on who qualifies for discount

You may qualify for a 25% reduction on your council tax bill if you live alone. There are other circumstances when you may be entitled to this. When we consider how many residents occupy the property we do not take into account anyone who is:

  • a student
  • an apprentice
  • a carer
  • severely mentally impaired
  • under 18 years old

You will also qualify for a discount if you are:

  • a student
  • a student nurse
  • an apprentice
  • a long term patient in a hospital or a hostel
  • a person in detention
  • a severely mentally impaired person

Certain care workers may also qualify for a discount but they must meet the description of a care worker as defined by the legislation. Please see our download form for care worker's discount for further information on this.

You must tell us immediately if there is any change in your circumstances which would affect your discount, for example if you receive a student discount and you stop being a student.

Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions. For more information, see 'related pages', 'downloads' or 'other useful websites'.

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