Single Person Discount

Your full council tax bill is based on at least two adults living in a home. Spouses and partners who live together are jointly responsible for paying the bill.

Your council tax bill will be reduced by 25% if the property is your sole and main residence and you are the sole occupier over the age of 18.


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People who meet the following categorisation may not count towards the occupancy for Council Tax purposes even if they are over the age of 18:

  • People on apprentice schemes
  • People in full-time education
  • People under the age of 25 who receive funding from the Skills Funding Agency or Young People's Learning Agency
  • Foreign language assistants registered with the British Council
  • Student nurses
  • People who have a severe mental impairment, as determined by a doctor
  • Live-in carers who look after someone who isn't their partner, spouse or child (is said child is under 8 years of age)
  • Diplomats


Sole or Main Residence Questionnaire


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