There are various discounts that can reduce the Council Tax you have to pay and are separate from Council Tax Benefit/Support.
The Council Tax charge is based on two or more adults living in the property. If only one adult lives in a property as their main home, there is a reduction of one quarter (25%). For substantially unfurnished second or long term empty homes and properties that are furnished second homes there is no discount.
If you don’t live alone you could still claim a discount if the other adults are not counted for council tax when we calculate the bill, we would call this a “disregard discount”. Further information on disregard discount categories can be found below.
If your bill indicates that a discount has been allowed, you must tell the Council of any change in circumstances which affects your entitlement.
A student is a person (of any age) enrolled in a full-time course of further education at a prescribed educational establishment or a person under the age of 20 enrolled in certain qualifying courses defined in Council Tax regulations. A full-time course must last for at least a year and require minimum periods of study.
A student nurse is a person following a course leading to registration under the Nurses, Midwives, and Health Visitors Act 1979.
An apprentice is someone, regardless of age, employed for the purpose of learning a trade or profession, who is paid less than £195 per week and is undertaking a training programme leading to an accredited qualification.
A YT trainee is a person aged under 25 who is undertaking an approved training scheme recognised by the Department of Work & Pensions (DWS) .
Providing care through a connection with a local authority or a charity for at least 24 hours per week for pay of £44 a week or less and living at or near where the care is provided.