See if you could pay less Council Tax

  1. See if you could pay less Council Tax
  2. Who is counted as an adult for Council Tax (You are here)
  3. Discounts and exemptions for full time students
  4. Second homes and empty properties
  5. Get help to pay

Who is counted as an adult for Council Tax

Some adults are not counted for Council Tax. You could get a reduction on your bill you or anyone living with you are:

  • People on some apprentice schemes
  • 18 or 19-year-olds in full-time education
  • Full-time college or university students
  • Young people under 25 who get funding from the Skills Funding Agency or Young People‚Äôs Learning Agency
  • Student nurses
  • Foreign language assistants registered with the British Council
  • People with a severe mental impairment
  • Live-in carers who look after someone who isn't their partner, spouse or child
  • Diplomats

You can also get a discount if someone who usually lives with you is living away. For example:

  • If they are in prison or detained elsewhere
  • If they are a permanent resident in a care, nursing or residential home or in hospital

To work out if you should get a Council Tax discount or exemption:

  1. Count all the adults who live in your home as their main home
  2. Discount anyone in the list above
  3. If you're left with 1 person who counts as an adult, you'll get 25 percent off your bill
  4. If this is your main home and you're left with no-one who counts as an adult, you'll get 50 percent off your bill

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