Council Tax: disregard categories
Council Tax disregarded persons
How Council Tax is calculated
The Council Tax charge is based upon the number of people living in a dwelling. If you are 'disregarded' it means that we do not count you when we work out the number of people living in there.
When counting the number of people living in a dwelling, if there is just one person living there, a 25% discount may be granted. If all the residents at a dwelling are 'disregarded' a 50% discount may be granted.
The following is a list of those adults who may be disregarded (not counted for Council Tax purposes) as they fall into a special group.
For detailed information regarding disregard-qualifying criteria, please read the following web pages.
- Patients in homes in England and Wales
- Carers and care workers
- Residents of certain dwellings (hostels or night shelters)
- Members of international HQs and defence organisations
- Members of religious communities
- School and college leavers
- Members of visiting forces
- Spouses (non-British) of students
- Foreign language assistants
Date last reviewed: 03/04/2014