Council tax - student discount/exemption

The council tax due on a property may be discounted to reflect the personal circumstances of the adult residents.

Such a reduction will apply where less than two adults are resident in the property.

For the purpose of the reduction adults who meet the undernoted qualifying conditions shall be disregarded when counting the number of adults resident in the house.

If you want to apply for discount please provide the information requested.

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Qualifying conditions: student

1. A person taking a specified course of education at a UK university or further education establishment which lasts for at least 24 weeks within each academic year and where the period of study consists of an average of at least 21 hours per week.

2. A person, aged under 20, taking a specified course of education at an educational establishment where the period of study exceeds, on average, 12 hours per week and the course taken is not as a consequence of an office or employment held, nor arranged under any of the youth training schemes.

3. A person registered with the Central Bureau for Education Visits and Exchanges and working as a foreign language assistant at a school or other educational institution in Great Britain.

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