Council Tax Discount Disregards

Certain people can be 'disregarded' for council tax purposes. This means we do not count them when we are working out how many adults live in the property.  Where all but one adult is disregarded, your Council Tax bill can be reduced by 25%

The following list shows the people who can be disregarded:

  • a person for whom child benefit is being received
  • an 18 or 19-year-old who has just left school or college
  • full time students
  • a student nurse
  • an apprentice
  • a youth training trainee
  • a patient resident in hospital
  • a person who is being looked after in a residential care home, nursing home, or hostel providing a high level of care
  • a person living with, and providing essential care for someone, for example due to disability, who is not their spouse, partner or child under 18
  • a care worker such as a community service volunteer
  • a person who is severely mentally impaired
  • a convicted or remand prisoner, unless in prison for non-payment of fines or the council tax
  • a person staying in certain hostels or night shelters
  • a person living in a religious community with no income of their own
  • a member of international headquarters or defence organisation
  • a member of a visiting force
  • a diplomat
  • Ukrainian Guests
    • Those guests that have entered the UK under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme may be disregarded for Council Tax purposes provided that you are “a person who holds permission to enter or to stay in the United Kingdom granted under the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme route in Appendix Ukraine Scheme of the Immigration Rules Period and conditions of grant under the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme”
    • The applicant will be granted permission for a period of up to 36 months.
    • That permission will give them access to public funds, ability to work (including self-employment and voluntary work) as well as allowing them the permission to study, subject to a set of statutory conditions.
    • The onus is on the Ukrainian guests to provide documentary evidence of their visa status and to make a statement that only adults resident in their household fall within the Home for Ukraine criteria”.