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Council Tax Care Leaver Discount

If you are a Surrey County Council care leaver under 25 years old and paying us Council Tax, we may be able to reduce the amount you pay.

We are exploring ways in which we can support care leavers to help them fulfil their potential in adult life. If you are a Surrey County Council care leaver under 25 years old and paying us Council Tax we may be able to reduce or cancel your Council Tax bill this year.  Please apply online using the Council Tax Care Leavers Discount application form.

To qualify for the discount you must be:

  • A Surrey County Council care leaver under 25 years old
  • Live in Guildford Borough Council's area
  • Be liable to pay the Council Tax (whether solely liable or jointly with someone else)

The amount of reduction will be:

  • If you are solely liable, the reduction will be 100%, that means you will be exempt
  • If you are liable to pay the Council Tax with one other person, then the reduction will be 50%
  • If you are liable to pay the Council Tax with two other people, the reduction will be 33%
  • The care leaver discount will be applied after all other discounts, reductions or exemptions have been awarded

Period covered:

  • The care leaver discount will only apply from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
  • The discount will stop:

- if you become 25 before 31 March 2021

- if you stop being liable to pay Council Tax within the Guildford Borough Council area

- on 31 March 2021