A 25% discount may be granted if:
- there is only one adult resident in the property
- there are two (or more) adult residents and all but one qualifies to be disregarded (see below).
Online Single Occupancy Review
We are reviewing all customers currently receiving Single Person Occupancy Discount. If you are included in our review, you will receive a notice alongside your Annual Council Tax Bill asking you to complete our online form.
We expect bills to be with customers around 14 March 2019, if you have not received yours by 25 March 2019 please contact us.
Online Review Form
A 50% discount may be granted if:
- each of the residents qualify to be disregarded.
Definition of “disregarded”
Disregarded people do not count towards the number of occupiers in your property. When we work out your Council Tax, it is based on the number of non-disregarded occupiers.
Reasons for Disregard
The following people qualify to be disregarded when counting the number of adult residents:
- The person is in prison (or other detention by Court Order)
- The person is severely mentally impaired and is in receipt of certain benefits
- The person is a student/student nurse
- The person is an apprentice
- The person is on a Youth Training Scheme
- Long-term patients in hospital or residential care homes or nursing homes or hostels
- The person is a “Care Worker”
- The person has no income or capital of his own and is a member of a religious community
- The person is aged over 18 but under 20 and on 30 April was previously a student
- Person in military detention
- The person is a “Care Leaver”.
If you think you are entitled to a Council Tax Discount or Disregard fill in the application form and return it to us.