The full council tax bill assumes that there are two adults living in a property. If only one adult lives in a property (as their main home) a single person's discount may be given. In some cases a property may even be exempt from a charge as certain people will not be counted when looking at the number of adults living in a property. These include:
- full time students, student nurses, apprentices and youth trainees, and initial teacher training
- patients resident in hospital
- people who are being looked after in care homes
- people who are severely mentally impaired
- people staying in certain hostels or night shelters
- 18 to 19 year olds who are at or have just left school
- care workers working for low pay, usually for charities
- people caring for someone with a disability who is not a a spouse, partner or child under 18
- members of visiting forces and certain international institutions
- members of religious communities (monks and nuns)
- people in prison (except those in prison for non payment of council tax or a fine)
- diplomats and members of international organisations headquartered in the UK, and their non British spouses
If a discount is given it will be shown on the bill. Discounts range from 10% to 50% reduction:
|Reduction on bill
||Only one resident aged 18 or over in the property
||More than one resident aged 18 or over, but only one is "counted"
||More than one resident aged 18 or over, but none are "counted"
||Only one resident aged 18 or over, but this person is not "counted"