Council Tax - Single Person Discount

The full Council Tax bill assumes there are 2 adults (aged 18 or over) living in a dwelling. If only one adult lives in the property the council tax bill is reduced by 25%; this is known as Single Persons Discount. To apply for a Single Person Discount you will need to complete the Council Tax – Single Person Discount Application form.

Some residents are disregarded for Council Tax, these include people in the following groups:-

  • Full time students
  • Student nurses
  • Apprentices and youth training trainees
  • People in care homes
  • People who are severely mentally impaired
  • 18 and 19 year olds who are at, or just left school and intend to enrol for further education
  • People for whom child benefit is payable
  • Care workers working for low pay, usually for charities
  • People caring for someone with a disability who is not their husband, wife, partner or a child under 18
  • People in prison (except those in prison for non-payment of Council Tax or a fine)

We have a duty to undertake a review of all council tax discounts and exemptions on a regular basis.  If your bill shows a discount or exemption, you must tell us about any change in circumstances which affects your entitlement, if you do not, you may be fined.

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