If you’re 18 or over and own or rent a home, you’ll usually need to pay Council Tax.
A full Council Tax bill is based on at least two adults living in the property. If you are married or living with a partner, you are jointly responsible for paying the bill.
These people do not count as an adult for Council Tax:
- children under 18
- people on some apprentice schemes
- 18 and 19 year olds in full-time education
- full-time college and university students
- young people under 25 who get funding from the Skills Funding Agency or Young People’s Learning Agency
- student nurses
- foreign language assistants registered with the British Council
- people with a severe mental impairment
- live-in carers who look after someone who is not their partner, spouse, or child under 18
You could get a discount if no-one living in your home, including you, counts as an adult.
If everyone in your home, including you, is a full-time student then you will not have to pay any Council Tax.
You could apply for a Single Person’s discount if you count as an adult for Council Tax and either:
- you live on your own
- no-one else in your home counts as an adult
If one person you live with does not count as an adult for Council Tax, but you live with other adults that do, you might still be able to get a discount or exemption.