Changes coming to Civil Parking Enforcement

Please don’t make us give you a parking ticket. From 31 January 2020 we will be able to issue fines. Please park legally and considerately.

Changes coming to Civil Parking Enforcement

People not counted as liable to pay Council Tax

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
  • apprentices
  • 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.

My Council Tax

Last updated: 12.42pm on Wednesday 22 March 2017

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