If you're the only person over 18 in your home, or the only person over 18 who is counted for council tax you can claim the single person's discount.
A single person discount reduces your bill by 25%.
Some people aren't counted for council tax
If you live with someone who isn't counted, it may mean that you can get a 25 percent discount off your bill
These people aren't counted for council tax:
Education and training:
- school and college leavers
- traditional student nurses
- youth training trainees
- spouse/civil partner or dependant of a foreign student
Medical and health:
- severely mentally impaired people
- hospital patients
- patients in homes
- carers and care workers
Certain kinds of job:
- visiting forces
- international HQ members
Other people who don’t count:
- persons for whom child benefit is payable (usually those under 19)
- persons in detention (for example, in prison)
- residents of hostels
- religious communities
Any discount arising will depend on the number of adults living in the property.
- If there is only one adult in your property that does not fit in to one of the above categories, you may be entitled to a 25% discount.
- If all the adults in your property fit in to one of the above categories, you may be entitled to a discount or an exemption