Single Person Council Tax Discounts

Copeland Council



Council tax is calculated as 50% property tax and 50% residential tax. The 50% residential proportion is based on two adults living in the property. If there is only one adult living in the property then the residential element is reduced to 25%


Available In
  • Copeland
Available to Age Groups
  • No Restriction
What we can help with
  • Information on government/council support schemes
Available to these Groups
  • All Groups

Additional Information

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. 

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