Other council tax discounts

We don't count (disregard) certain people when we look at the number of people living in a property for council tax purposes.

If we disregard all but one resident, you will be entitled to a 25% reduction in your council tax bill.

If we disregard all residents, you will be entitled to a 50% reduction in your council tax bill.

If we disregard all residents and they fall into the same category, for example, because they are all students, the property may be exempt from council tax. See our Council tax exemptions section for more information.

We cannot give a discount if, after excluding all the disregarded people, there are still two adults living at the property.

Categories of disregarded people

 
  • Older teenagers still eligible for child benefit

    If you have 18 and 19 year olds living at home, who still attract child benefit, we do not count them for council tax purposes.

  • Apprentices

    We do not count apprentices when looking at the number of people living in a property for council tax purposes.

  • Carers

    We do not count qualifying carers when looking at the number of people living in a property for council tax purposes.

  • Diplomats

    We do not count diplomats when looking at the number of people living in a property for council tax purposes.

  • Hostels for the homeless and night shelters

    We don't count people living in homeless hostels or night shelters when looking at the number of people living in a property for council tax purposes.

  • International headquarters and defence organisations

    For council tax, we don't count members of some international HQs or defence organisations when looking at the number of people living in a property.

  • Non-British partners and dependants of students

    We don't count certain non-British citizens when looking at the number of people living in a property for council tax purposes.

  • Nursing home or care home residents

    We don't count nursing home or care home residents when looking at the number of people living in a property for council tax purposes.

  • Prisoners and other people in detention

    We do not count prisoners or people in detention when looking at the number of people living in a property for council tax purposes.

  • Religious communities

    We do not count some members of religious communities when looking at the number of people living in a property for council tax purposes.

  • School and college leavers

    We do not count school and college leavers when looking at the number of people living in a property for council tax purposes.

  • Severely mentally impaired

    A property is exempt from council tax when the only adult resident or all the adult residents are severely mentally impaired.

  • Student nurses

    We do not count some student nurses when looking at the number of people living in a property for council tax purposes.

  • Students

    We do not count some students when looking at the number of people living in a property for council tax purposes.

  • Visiting forces

    We do not count members of certain visiting forces when looking at the number of people living in a property for council tax purposes.

  • Youth training trainees

    We do not count youth training trainees when looking at the number of people living in a property for council tax purposes.

Contacts

Council tax - billing and collection
localtax@rushmoor.gov.uk
Tel: 01252 398912
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