We do not count (disregard) the following people for council tax purposes:
1. People in prison, on remand or detained under the Mental Health Act.
2. People who are severely mentally impaired, including those with Alzheimer’s disease.
3. 18 and 19 year olds still at school in full time education up to and including A level standard.
3. Children whose families get Child Benefit.
4. School leavers aged 18 or 19 who left school/college after 30 April. They will not be counted until 1 November the same year.
5. Members of religious communities, for example monks and nuns.
6. Students, student nurses and youth training trainees in certain circumstances only.
7. Carers who live with and care for a person with severe disability and who qualify as carers according to certain rules.
8. Non-British relatives of students who are spouses and dependents of students, unable to work or claim benefits because of immigration rules.
9. Apprentices working for a qualification and who earn less than £195 a week before tax.
10. Members of designated international headquarters, visiting forces and defence organisations and diplomats.
- People in government youth training schemes.
- People living as patients in a home to receive care or is in hospital long term.
If, after not including (disregarding) any of these people there is only one person left for us to count, we will apply a 25% discount to your council tax. If after disregarding anyone there is no one left for us to count we will give you 50% off your bill.