Council Tax discount eligibility
Member (and dependants) of visiting forces
You are disregarded if you are or someone in your household is:
- a member of a qualifying visiting force, or of that force’s civilian component
- a dependent of a member, as long as the dependent is not a British Citizen or normally lives in the UK.
If the property is occupied only by members of visiting forces or their dependents, there may be no Council Tax to pay.
To apply, complete the Members of visiting forces and their dependents discount form.
People with diplomatic privilege or immunity
You are disregarded if you or someone in your household is a diplomat. To be counted as a diplomat for Council Tax purposes, you must:
- be a diplomat or a dependant of a diplomat, or
- have diplomatic privileges and immunities, and
- not be British.
If all the people liable for Council Tax fall into this category the property is exempt, even if there are other residents who are not diplomats.
To apply, complete the Properties occupied by diplomats and their dependants discount form.
A member of international headquarters and defence organisation
You are disregarded if you or someone in your household is designated under the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations Act, or a dependant of them, lives in your home.