School and College Leavers (Under 20s)

If you are a school or college leaver you may be disregarded for Council Tax purposes.

To qualify for a School and College Leavers disregard you must be:

  • under the age of 20
  • after 30th April but before 1st November in any year, ceased to undertake a full-time course of education or a qualifying course of education.

Young people leaving school or college, some of whom will be disregarded as students when courses begin in October each year, are not counted for Council Tax for a few weeks before becoming a student if they happen to have reached the age of 18.

The person will be disregarded until 1st November under any circumstances in the year of leaving school or college. 

The council will periodically carry out a review of discounts and may send you a form to confirm whether it still applies. If you do not return the form your discount may be cancelled. 

Please note: Failing to supply information or supplying false information could result in a penalty of £70 being applied to your account for each year of the failure to notify.

To apply please complete the form below

If you are unable to use this form, please see our Contact Us for ways of getting in touch

Red asterisk denotes a required answer.

Contact Details of liable person


Category of discount requested


Details of person to be disregarded

Please outline how you feel you satisfy the requirements for this discount


Name & Relationship of Person completing the form

WARNING - It is a criminal offence for a ratepayer to give false information when making an application related to Council Tax or Business Rates

I confirm that all the details above are correct and I will contact the Council immediately of any changes

I can confirm that I am the only resident over 18 years of age in the dwelling

I will inform the Council as soon as there is any change in my circumstances which could affect my Council Tax Discount. If I fail to do so, I may be liable to a £70 penalty.

For the purposes of current data protection laws the information you supply the Council as part of your application will be used for the purposes of dealing with your request and retained as per our published corporate data protection privacy policy which can be found on the East Herts District Council Data Protection page (this link opens in a new window).

From time to time this information may be shared with other Council departments and / or outside partners to process your request as effectively as possible. Please confirm you have read the above privacy notice