You may qualify for a Council Tax discount if a full time student lives in your home.
If everyone who lives in your home is a student, you may not need to pay anything. In this case, please apply for a student household exemption.
The rules regarding students are complex.
Full-time students are not counted as living in your home for Council Tax purposes if they are at a university, polytechnic or college doing a full-time course which:
For students who are doing teacher training, time spent doing teaching practice is counted as hours of study.
During the holidays we will still disregard a student in their term time address as long as they still have the right to live there, and they have lived there or they intend to live there as their term-time address.
However we will not disregard someone during the holidays if they have finished one course and they intend to enroll on a different course after the holiday.
Students under 20 years old are not counted as living in your home for Council Tax purposes if they are doing a course of further education such as ‘A’ level, ONC or OND standard which is at least 3 months long, and:
To be discounted, school leavers must be under the age of 20 and have finished a qualifying or full time course of education between 30 April and 1 November. We will count them as school leavers until 1 November following the end of their course. If they reach the age of 20 before 1 November we will count them as school leavers up until their birthday.
Certain partners or dependants of students are disregarded if they are:
For students under 20, a certificate from the student’s college confirming:
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Updated: 22 November 2017