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How Council Tax discounts work

Your Council Tax is made up of two parts. Half for the property (50 percent) and half based on two adults over the age of 18 living in the property (50 percent).

  • If only one person lives at a property they can get their Council Tax reduced by 25 percent (1 quarter)
  • If two people live at a property they will be charged the full rate of Council Tax
  • If three people live at a property they will be charged the same - the full rate of Council Tax

If one person is eligible for a discount

If some of those people are eligible for discounts, they can apply to get money off their Council Tax. In these examples we talk about student discounts.

  • If only one person lives at a property and they are a student they will not have to pay any Council Tax
  • If two people live at a property and one of them is a student, they will get 25 percent off their Council Tax bill
  • If three people live at a property and one of them is a student, they will be charged the full rate of Council Tax

If more than one person is eligible for a discount

  • If three people live at a property and two of them are students, they will get 25 percent off their Council Tax
  • If three people live at a property and they are all students, they will not have to pay any Council Tax