It is now the time of year when we send out lots of Council Tax and Business Rates bills. As a result, it will take around a week longer than usual for us to process your Benefits or Council Tax claim or discount. Please continue using our online forms and we will process them as soon as we can.
If all residents in a property are classed as students - then the property may be exempt from Council Tax.
If a property has students and one non-student adult living there, students will not be counted for Council Tax purposes and the adult can claim a 25% discount on their bill.
However, if there are two or more non-student adults living in the property regardless of how many students also live there, a discount cannot be given.
Even if a discount is not applicable, a student’s status may still be relevant to the Council Tax bill in regards to liability, as they cannot be held jointly and severally liable for a charge except with other Students, Student Nurses, Apprentices and Youth Training Trainees and/or people who meet the Council Tax Discount Disregard category of being severely mentally impaired.
Download and complete this student discount/exemption form. This will need to be completed by the person applying for the discount and returned with a valid student certificate for each student claiming the discount.
You can scan the completed form along with the certificate and email it to us at email@example.com or return it by post to the council offices.
Class N Exemption - This can be applied to an account meaning that it will be exempt from Council Tax - where everyone in the relevant property meets the criteria of being either:
If you think you may be entitled to a discount, you should contact the Revenues Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 03450 450 064
Payments need to be made as instructed on the most recently issued bill until the application has been assessed and verified. A new bill will then be issued with future instalments reduced or a refund raised for any overall credit remaining, as long as there are no other debts outstanding with us.
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