Your Council Tax bill is based on at least 2 adults living in a property. You may be able to get a 25% discount off your council tax bill if:
- you live on your own
- the other people in your household are under 18 or not counted for Council Tax.
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The property must be occupied by only one adult resident over 18 and it must also be that individual's sole or main residence. The definition of an individual's sole or main residence for council tax purposes is not sufficiently defined within council tax legislation.
You can claim a 25% discount if you are the only adult living in the property or if all but one resident adult are:
Full time students, student nurses, apprentices, people on youth training schemes
Spouses of overseas students
People whose main home is a hospital, care home, hospice, hostel or night shelter
Severely mentally impaired
18 or 19 year olds who are at or have just left school
Care workers on low pay living with the person receiving care
People caring for someone with a disability who is not a spouse, partner or child under 18
Members of visiting forces and some international institutions
Members of religious communities - each person must have no income except an occupational pension or personal capital
People in prison (except those in prison for non-payment of council tax or a fine)
People with disabilities - you may be entitled to a reduction if your property has been adapted to meet the needs of a disabled resident.