Other Council Tax Discounts and Disregards
There is a range of other Council Tax discounts and disregards available for a wide range of people.
- Child Benefit in Payment-Where a resident is aged 18 years or over, but is entitled to child benefit, they are disregarded for Council Tax purposes.
- Detention-A person can be disregarded for Council Tax purposes if they are detained in a prison, hospital or any other place under a court order
- Residents of Certain Dwellings - Hostels or Night Shelter-If you're sole or main residence is a hostel or night shelter you will not normally need to pay Council Tax. In these cases it is normally the person who owns the hostel or night shelter who will be liable to pay Council Tax.
- Severely Mentally Impaired - If a person living at a property is classed as "severely mentally impaired", and they live with other people, that person is disregarded from Council Tax.
Other less common disregards
- A property where a diplomat is liable to pay the Council Tax is exempt. If the diplomat lives with another person who is liable to pay Council Tax, the diplomat is disregarded.
- If you're a Foreign Language Assistant please complete our Foreign Language Assistant Council Tax Discount form
- You may be disregarded for Council Tax purposes if you're a Member of a Religious Community
- A person is disregarded for Council Tax purposes if they are a Members of Visiting Forces (and certain other organisations)
- If you are a School and College Leavers (Under 20s) , you may be disregarded for Council Tax purposes
- If you are a not a British citizen, you're the spouse of or are dependent on a student and the terms of you being in the UK prevent you from taking paid employment or claiming benefits you will be disregarded for Non-British Citizen - Spouse of Students Council Tax purposes