People who aren't counted for Council Tax Click to get info
We calculate Council Tax discounts by the number of adults living in your property. But we don't count students and care workers when we work out how many adults live in your home.
- If only one of the adults living in your home is counted, you can get a 25 per cent discount. For example, a house with one care worker and one other adult
- If all the adults living in your home aren’t counted, you can get a 50 per cent discount. For example, a house of four apprentices.
People who aren’t counted as adults
Select the link below to apply or contact us.
You won’t be counted if you:
- are a full time student for at least one year
- have a severe mental impairment
- are the second adult in your home where the other adult is in prison, hospital or being detained
- are 18-20 years old and getting Child Benefit
- are under 20 years and will leave school or college between 1 May and 31 October in any year – the disregard will last until 1 November)
- are an apprentice or youth training trainee
- have had to leave your home empty or with one adult because you moved into a care home or hostel
- have had a long stay in hospital
- provide care and support to another person for the council, charity or someone on certain benefits
- are a member of religious community
- are a member of visiting defence forces, foreign defence organisation or international headquarters
- a non-British spouse of a student