Council Tax discounts are calculated based on the number of adults in a property. However, some people such as students and care workers are "not counted" (disregarded) when we work out how many adults live in a property.
If only 1 of the adults living in your home is counted, you can get a 25% discount. For example, a house with 1 care worker and one other adult would get this discount.
If all the adults living in your home aren’t counted, you can get a 50% discount. For example, a house of 4 apprentices would get a discount.
These people are not counted as adults for Council Tax:
- persons for whom child benefit is payable, up to the age of 20
- youth training trainees
- students, student nurses and foreign language students
- patients permanently resident in homes or hospitals
- certain carers
- severely mentally impaired persons
- residents of hostels
- persons in detention
- members of visiting forces, or of international headquarters
- members of religious communities
- persons with diplomatic privileges and immunities.
If you feel any of the above may apply to your household, you can apply for a discount using our online My Council Tax Service.