The full council tax bill assumes that there are two or more adults living in the property. If there is only one adult living in your home, you will get a discount of 25 per cent.
Please note that if someone moves out on a temporary basis, for example to work away, then this discount may not apply.
If you wish to claim please complete our online single resident discount form.
There are certain residents who are not counted(disregarded) when assessing the total number of residents in the property for discount purposes i.e. if there is a single resident who also qualifies as a discount disregard the full charge will be reduced by a half (50 per cent).
If there are two residents, oneof whom qualifies as a discount disregard, the full charge will be reduced by a quarter (25 per cent).
NOTE: If there are two or more residents, aged 18 years or over, who do not qualify as discount disregards this discount will not apply; residents applying for any of the Discount Disregards must be aged 18 years or over. A resident who is a discount disregard will not be disregarded for the purposes of determining liability to pay the charge.
Persons who qualify as discount disregards -
Youth training trainee
A resident, under the age of twenty five and undertaking a relevant training course.
A resident undertaking a course which would (if successfully completed) lead to registration on any of parts 1 to 6 or 8 of the Register maintained under Section 10 of the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979, as a first inclusion on that Register (Project 2000 nurses qualify as students not student nurses).
A resident employed to learn a trade, business, profession, vocation or office of employment whose salary is no more than £195 per week.
Severely mentally impaired
A resident who can be confirmed as severely mentally impaired by a registered Medical Practitioner, and who is entitled to certain relevant benefits.
Persons in detention
A person who is usually resident but is being detained elsewhere in a prison, hospital or armed forces detention etc.
A resident who is a member of a religious community (whose principal occupation consists of prayer, contemplation, education, relief of suffering or any combination of these) with no personal income or capital (excluding former employment pension) and who is materiall dependent on such a community.
A resident who is:
a) employed by a specified body (that is to say, one which was established for charitable purposes) to provide care and/or support to another person; or
b) a resident who is employed by the person they are providing care and/or support to and that person was introduced by a body established for charitable purposes.
i) is engaged or employed to provide care and/or support for at least 24 hours a week,
ii) under their employment they must not be in receipt of more than £36 a week; and
iii) the property they are residing in is provided by the relevant body or employer.
A resident providing care for at least 35 hours per week to a person in the same property (who is not their spouse, common law husband or wife or child under 18 years of age) who is entitled to a relevant benefit.
Patients residential in Hospital
A resident o a hospital (Any discount would apply to the charge on the hospital itself).
A resident of a bail or probation hostel, a hostel for the homeless, or a hostel providing personal care (Any discount would apply to the charge on the hostel itself).
Patients in residential care
a resident of a care home, nursing home or mental nursing home (Any discount would apply to the charge on the home itself).
A resident who is:
i) undertaking a full-time course of education at a prescribed establishment, that is to say, a university, or institution within Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council, theological college, or any institution in England and Wales established solely or mainly for the purpose of providing courses of further or higher education; or
ii) under the age of 20 years and attending a qualifying course of education and is not an Apprentice or Youth Training Trainee; or
iii) on the Project 2000 student nurse course. A certificate must be produced confirming their status.
online student discount form.
A resident who is aged 18 years or over, and for whom another person is entitled to claim child benefit.
International HQ and defence organisations
A resident who is a member, or a dependant of a member, of such an organisation.
Foreign language assistant
A resident registered with the British Council as a foreign language assistant to an educational institution.
A resident who is under the age of 20 years and has ceased to undertake a qualifying course of education or full time course of education after the 30th April and before 1st November in that year.
Member of a visiting force
A resident who has a relevant association within the meaning of Part 1 of the Visiting Forces Act 1952 with a body, contingent or detachment of the forces of a Country.
Spouses or dependents of students
A resident who is the spouse or dependant of a student and not a British Citizen and who is prevented, by the terms of his or her leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom, from taking paid employment or from claiming benefits.
For further details regarding the above please use our online council tax enquiries form.
Please note the above is only a guide and certain conditions may apply in order to qualify for a discount. Please contact the council tax unit for more information.
If you have been given a discount and your circumstances change so that you are no longer entitled to receive one, you must tell the council. If you don't, you could be liable to pay a penalty of £70.