Council tax discounts

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1. Who gets a discount?

A full council tax charge is based on two or more adults (over 18 years) living in a household - if there is less than two, the household can get a discount.

For council tax purposes, certain types of people are not 'counted' towards the number of adults in a household (they are disregarded) and the bill is worked out as if they were not living there. This means that the council tax bill could be reduced by a discount of 25% or, in certain circumstances, by 50%.