Council Tax discount and exemptions for single persons and disregarded adults


If any of the following adults live at the property, you can apply for a discount:

  • full time students
  • student nurses
  • apprentices
  • youth training trainees
  • 18 and 19 year olds who have just left school
  • 18 year olds entitled to child benefit

You can apply for a student exemption if any of the following apply:

  • the property is a halls of residence
  • the property is occupied entirely by full time students

What you will need

You will be asked:

  • names of everyone living at the property and if they are a student
  • details about the education or apprenticeship

All students are required to provide a student certificate for Council Tax purposes, unless they are studying at Keele University.

Apply for a Council Tax discount or exemption