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Discounts for persons in detention

A 25% discount is available where only one adult lives in a property, but also where the second or all other adults are detained in prison. This is because they are not counted for Council Tax purposes. If the only person who lives in a property has been detained in prison, an exemption applies.

What are the conditions for a prisoner not being counted?

A person is in detention and not counted for Council Tax purposes if one of the following applies:

a) he/she is detained in prison, hospital or any other place by the order of the court

b) he/she is detained under the Immigration Act and awaiting deportation

c) he/she is detained under the Mental Health Acts

d) he/she is imprisoned, detained or in custody under the Armed Forces Act 

It should be noted that people who have been temporarily discharged are still treated as detained.

If, however, a person is detained for non-payment of the Council Tax or a fine they are not treated as detained.

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