General Election 2019

The general election will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019. Your vote counts!

Student council tax discount or exemption

You could be exempt from paying Council Tax if you are

  • a full time student living in a property on your own
  • a full time student living in a property solely with other full time students

You could be entitled to a 25% discount on your Council Tax if all residents are full time students except one other adult who is not a student. If two or more non students occupy a property then there is no reduction.  In most cases, it’s the people who are non students that are liable to pay the Council Tax.

A student’s non British partner or dependant is also not included when we count the number of adults living in your home. If any of the following circumstances apply to you, a member of your household or your property then you may able to claim a discount or exemption.

The following are not classed as students and are therefore liable for Council Tax:

  • people studying at evening classes or
  • courses taken in connection with a person's job, such as day release
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