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Discounts for people who are not counted

​​​​​​​The Council Tax bill for a property where one of two residents is not counted will be the same as that for a property with only one resident. That is, you will get a 25% discount.

If someone who is not counted lives alone, or only with others who are not counted, a 50% discount applies.​

People in the following groups do not count towards the number of adults living at a property:

  • full time students
  • student nurses
  • apprentices and youth training trainees (apprentices must earn under £195 per week)
  • patients in hospital
  • patients in care homes
  • people who are severely mentally im​paired​ 
  • people who are staying in certain hostels or night shelters
  • 18 and 19 year olds who are still at school or have just left school
  • care-workers working for low pay (usually for charities)
  • people caring for someone with a disability who is not a husband or wife, partner or child under 18
  • members of religious communities (e.g. monks and nuns)
  • people in prison (except those in prison for non-payment of Council Tax or a fine)
  • people aged over 18 and entitled to child benefit
  • members and dependants of visiting forces
  • non British husband or wife of a student
  • diplomats
  • care leav​e​rs​​

Please note, where a property is solely occupied by students, care leavers or severely mentally impaired persons or any combination of these an exemption​ may apply.

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