Care leavers

If you are a Care Leaver and you live on your own or you live with other Care Leavers then you will not have to pay Council Tax for your property.

If you live with someone else who isn’t a Care Leaver they may qualify for a discount.

To apply you must:

  • Be between 18 and 26 years old (this will only apply until your 26th birthday).
  • Have previously been in the care of a local authority (from 16 years of age onwards).

You need to meet both of the above criteria to apply. 

When deciding if an exemption or discount can be applied we will need to take into account:

  • Who is responsible for Council Tax in the household.
  • Any other reductions or exemptions already in place.
  • The number of other residents who are over 17 in your household. 

If you think you, or a member of your household, may be entitled to receive an exemption or a discount you can apply online: 

We may get in touch with you to request more information to support your application.


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