Council tax discounts

Discounts if you live with people who don't count as adults for council tax

You get a discount if you live with people who don't count as adults for council tax.

Who isn't counted for council tax

These people are not counted as adults for council tax:

  • children under 18
  • people on some apprentice schemes
  • 18 and 19 year-olds in full-time education
  • full-time college and university students
  • young people under 25 who get funding from the Skills Funding Agency or Young People's Learning Agency
  • student nurses
  • people with a severe mental disability
  • live-in carers who look after someone who isn't their partner, spouse or child
  • foreign language assistants registered with the British Council
  • diplomats

Discount for apprentices

To qualify for a discount as an apprentice you must:

  • have a declaration from your employer
  • be paid no more than £195 a week
  • be on a training programme for a qualification from a body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)

Apply for a council tax discount – apprentice

Discount for students

Students can apply for a council tax discount using the form below.

Apply for a council tax discount – student

Discount for people with severe mental impairment

You can apply for a council tax discount on behalf of a person with severe mental impairment, using the form below.

Apply for a council tax discount – severe mental impairment