Other discounts and reductions

 

 

Person related reductions

Description

Notes

Apply

Second adult rebate

Notes

Apply 

Members of International Headquarters and Defence Organisations 

Notes

Apply

Members of a religious community with no income or capital

Notes

Apply

Person or dependent who is a member of a visiting force 

Notes

Apply

Non British citizens on whom privileges and immunities are conferred by the Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964

Notes

Apply

Patients resident in an NHS hospital 

 

Apply

Foreign language assistants appointed at an educational establishment in Great Britain

Notes

Apply

Persons serving a prison sentence, on remand or detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 

 

Apply

Person living in a hostel or night shelter 

 

Apply

 

 

Occupied Property Exemptions & Discounts
Description Notes Apply

Halls of residence occupied predominantly by students

Notes Apply

Armed forces accommodation whether occupied or unoccupied

Notes Apply

Visiting armed forces accommodation

Notes Apply

A property where all the people who live there are under the age of 18

  Apply

A property where at least one liable person has diplomatic privileges or immunity

Notes Apply

 

 

Notes

Second Adult Rebate

If you have reached the age to qualify for state pension credits you may be entitled to a second adult rebate if you are unable to claim the single resident discount due to living with an adult who can’t contribute towards Council Tax. Your bill may be reduced, regardless of your own earnings and savings, because other people who live with you are on benefit or a low Income. The rebate amount is based on the second adult's gross income. A second adult must:

  • Not be your husband, wife, partner or civil partner
  • Not be jointly liable for the Council Tax
  • Not qualify for any other Council Tax Discount
  • Not pay rent to you 

Please note that Second Adult Rebate is not available if you are of working age.

Apply

 

Members of International Headquarters and Defence Organisations 

A person (or dependant of a person) may be disregarded if they work for members of a designated international organisation, including Shape, Saciant, Cinchan, Chancommittee, Commairchan, Cinceastlant and Commaireastlant. Apply

 

Members of a religious community

A person may be disregarded if they are a member of a religious community whose main occupation consists of prayer, contemplation, education, or relief of suffering. Apply

 

Person or dependent who is a member of a visiting force

Applies to both military and civilian attachments. Apply

 

Non British citizens on whom privileges and immunities are conferred by the Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964 

A non British citizen may be disregarded if they have privileges and immunities under one of the following:

  • Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964
  • Commonwealth Secretariat Act 1966
  • Consular Relations Act 1968
  • International Organisations Act 1968
  • Commonwealth Countries and Republic of Ireland (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1985
  • Hong Kong Economic Trade Act 1996

and is not:

  • A British citizen
  • A British dependent territories citizen
  • A British national (overseas) or British overseas citizen
  • A British subject under the British Nationality Act 1981
  • A British protected person
  • A permanent resident of the United Kingdom. 

The diplomat must also not have another home within the UK which is their main residence. Apply

 

Patients resident in an NHS hospital

Short term hospital visits have no effect on the Council Tax owed on a property. If, however, someone is in hospital long term, then you may qualify for one of the following:

  • If the dwelling is left empty. Apply
  • If only one adult remains in the property, they may be entitled to a Single Resident Discount. Apply

If you are applying on behalf of a long stay hospital which has Council Tax liability, please apply here.

 

Foreign language assistants appointed at an educational establishment in Great Britain

A person may be disregarded if they are a foreign language assistant registered with the Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges. They must be appointed at a school or other educational institution in Great Britain. Apply

 

Halls of residence occupied predominantly by students

An exemption which applies to a dwelling which comprises a hall of residence provided predominantly for the accommodation of students and is owned or managed by an educational institution. Apply

 

Barracks, messes and married quarters used by the armed forces

An exemption which applies to dwellings owned by the Secretary of State for defence and is used for UK armed forces personnel. Apply

 

Where the liable person is a member of a visiting force

An exemption which applies to dwellings occupied by a person and their dependants who have a relevant association within the meaning of Part 1 of the Visiting Forces Act 1952. Apply

 

Where all the residents are non-British citizens on whom diplomatic privileges and immunities are conferred

An exemption which applies to dwellings where at least one resident has diplomatic or immunity privileges conferred upon them. This will not apply if another resident has a superior interest in the property. Apply