Discounts for i) careworkers and ii) care providers

If one or more of the occupants of a property provides care for someone else who lives there, a 25% discount may apply because he/she is classed as not counted for council tax purposes.

No discount applies if two or more people other than the carer (or anyone else who is not counted) live in the property. 

How can I apply?

Use the information below to see if the discount may apply to you. Then use the online form at the bottom of the page.

i) If a person is a careworker, what are the conditions for not being counted?

To qualify for discount as a careworker - as opposed to a care provider in section ii) below - all of the following conditions must be satisfied:

  • a) The careworker must be caring through a connection with the Crown, a charity or a local authority
  • b) they must be employed as a careworker for at least 24 hours a week by the person who requires the care
  • c) they must be paid no more than £44 per week
  • d) they must be resident in premises where the care is given, or in premises which have been provided for the better performance of the work 

ii) If a person is providing care to someone else, what are the conditions for not being counted?

A person who is providing care may be disregarded for the purpose of Council Tax if they meet the following requirements:

(a) they are providing care to a person who has an entitlement to any of the following benefits:

  • an attendance allowance
  • the highest or middle rate of the care component of disability living allowance
  • a personal independence payment
  • an increase in the rate of his/her disablement pension
  • an increase in a constant attendance allowance.

(b) they are resident in the same dwelling as the person to whom they are providing care;

(c) they are providing care for at least 35 hours a week on average;

(d) they are not the partner of the person for whom care is provided, and are not the parent if that person is a child below the age of 18 years.


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