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People who are disregarded for Council Tax

People who are disregarded for Council Tax

Some people are exempt from liability for paying Council Tax.

Exempt people include those who are:
  • aged 17 or under
  • living in the property temporarily and who have their home somewhere else
  • prisoners
  • in detention prior to deportation or under mental health legislation
  • defined as a severely mentally impaired person
  • full-time students on a qualifying course of education
  • a spouse or a dependant of a student and a non British Citizen who is not allowed under immigration rules, either to work in the UK or claim benefit
  • Student nurses/Project 2000 student nurses
  • young people on government training schemes, apprentices, or foreign language assistants
  • hospital patients who live in hospital
  • living in a residential care home, nursing home, or mental nursing home where they receive care or treatment
  • living in a hostel which provides care or treatment because of a person’s old age, physical or mental disability, past or present alcohol or drug dependence or past or present mental illness and in England and Wales a bail or probation hostel
  • carers
  • care workers
  • staying in a hostel or night shelter, for example, in a Salvation Army or Church Army hostel
  • school or college leavers still aged under 20 who have left school or college after 30 April. They will be disregarded until 1 November of the same year whether or not they take up employment
  • aged 18 and someone is entitled to child benefit for them. This includes a school or college leaver in remunerative work, or a person in local authority care
  • members of a religious community
  • members of visiting armed forces and their dependants.
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