School leavers

Qualification criteria

Certain school leavers are disregarded for Council Tax purposes. This means that we bill your household as if you were not living there. If you live alone you may be entitled to receive a 50% discount off your Council Tax bill until 31st October of the year you left school.

You qualify for this disregard if:

  • You are under 20 years old
  • You left school or college between the 1st of May and 31st of October in a year after studying a qualifying course
  • The course you were studying was no more advanced that “Higher” grade.

You must meet all of the above criteria to qualify.

Alternatively, if child benefit is still being paid for the young person then they will continue to receive this disregard.

How to apply


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