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Discounts for Council Tax

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 Explanation
25% Only one resident aged 18 or over in the property
25% More than one resident aged 18 or over, but only one is "counted"
50% More than one resident aged 18 or over, but none are "counted"
50% Only one resident aged 18 or over, but this person is not "counted"

Please note as of 01/04/13 second homes no longer receive any discount.

If you think you are entitled to discount you can 

Apply for a discount online

or contact us.



Wyre Forest District Council