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Council Tax - Apply for a disregard discount


Use this form to apply for a discount if you or the adults you live with aren't counted for Council Tax. This is known as a disregard discount.

Please don't use this form to apply for student discounts - use our student discount form instead.

 If everyone is disregarded except for one person, you’ll get a 25% discount.

If everyone is disregarded, you'll get a 50% discount and in some cases the property will be exempt from Council Tax. 

People aged 18 or over are disregarded for Council Tax if they are:

  • 18 and 19 year olds who are still at school or college
  • people over 18 that have child benefit paid for them
  • foreign language assistants
  • people who are severely mentally impaired
  • patients who live in a hospital, residential care home or nursing home
  • care workers
  • carers for someone they live with
  • members of a religious community
  • members of international headquarters, defence organisations and visiting forces
  • residents of hostels or night shelters
  • people who are detained in prison or under the Mental Health Acts
  • school or college leavers
  • full time students or their non-British spouses who are prevented from taking paid employment or claiming benefits
  • student nurses
  • apprentices who are paid under £195 a week and are studying towards a qualification accredited by the National Council for Vocational Qualifications (for example City & Guilds)
  • people under 25 who are training under the Youth Training Scheme
  • diplomats and their spouses, if not British

Please continue to pay your Council Tax as billed while we deal with your application. Recovery action may be taken if you don't pay.

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