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Council tax disregards and occupied annexes

Categories of individuals, who are NOT counted in deciding the number of adults resident in the property for the purpose of determining if "single occupancy discount" (25%) shall apply.


If your property has an annexe that is occupied by a relative, you may be entitled to a 50% reduction in the amount of council tax you have to pay.

Please note that these categories are subject to conditions and you should contact the Council Tax Office for further details and/or an application form.

  • Code 01 - Students undertaking a full-time course of higher education which lasts for at least one academic year or calendar year. Also applies to the partner or dependant of a student if they are non British.
  • Code 02 - Students aged under 20 years of age undertaking a course of further education which lasts for more than three months and is not a course of higher education.
  • Code 04 - Student nurses leading to registration under the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979.
  • Code 05 - Foreign language assistants registered with the Central Bureau for educational visits and exchanges.
  • Code 06 - School leavers under 20 years of age ceasing their course after 30 April in the year concerned may qualify for a discount until 1st November.
  • Code 07 - Residential care workers employed to care or support to another person on behalf of the local authority or charity.
  • Code 08 - Hospital patients if their sole or main residence is in an NHS hospital.
  • Code 09 - Patients whose sole or main residence is in a nursing or residential care home.
  • Code 10 - Members of Religious Communities, (such as monks and nuns).
  • Code 11 - Members, or a dependant of a member, of an organisation listed under the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations Act 1964 (eg NATO).
  • Code 12 - A person who is severely mentally impaired.
  • Code 13 - Apprentices earning less than £195 per week.
  • Code 14 - Youth training trainees under 25 years of age undertaking an approved training scheme under the Government's youth training programme.
  • Code 15 - Persons in respect of whom child benefit is payable, who have reached the age of 18 years old.
  • Code 16 - Caring for another resident who has a disability (this discount does not apply to partners or to children under 18 years of age).  The carer must live in the same household as the person receiving the care.
  • Code 17 - Prisoners, applies to the prisoner's home in cases where the person is serving a short sentence and is still regarded as having his/her sole main residence in the home.
  • Code 18 - Residents of hostels with no fixed abode.
  • Code 19 - Visiting forces, applies to a person who has a relevant association, within the meaning of Part 1 of the Visiting Forces Act 1952, with a body contingent or detachment of the forces of the country.
  • Code 20 - Persons with diplomatic privileges or immunities.

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