The government is providing a £150 one-off energy bills rebate for households in bands A to D, registered for council tax at 1 April 2022, except where the property is empty or a second home. For information on when and how you will receive the rebate, go to £150 energy bill rebate. To download the government's leaflet, go to your council tax bill explained.
Council tax discounts
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
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)
Discount for students
Students can apply for a council tax discount using the form below.
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.