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Discounts for school and college leavers

If one or more of the occupants of a property is a school or college leaver, a 25% discount may apply because he/she is classed as not counted for Council Tax purposes. No discount applies if two or more people other than the school or college leaver (or any other adults who are not counted) live in the property.

When are school and college leavers not counted?

A person is not counted for Council Tax purposes between the end of their course and the following 1st November if they are a former school or college student aged under 20, providing they left their course after 30th April.
It is important that the person ceased to take either:
  • a qualifying course of education which requires at three months studying for at least 12 hours per week for any qualification up to A-level, ONC or OND standard; OR
  • a full-time course of education at University, Polytechnic or College which lasts for at least one academic year, takes at least 24 weeks a year and involves at least 21 hours of study per week during term time.

How to apply 

Download and fill in word icon Application form - Council Tax discount for dchool and college leavers [246kb] and return to Customer Services