Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.
Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.
Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page
We ask that all residents #StayHomeSaveLives – see a Message from the Leader of the Council
Council Tax Form for a Full Time Student Discount
To claim Council Tax discount of 25% for a person who is a student, ( and where there is only one other adult resident in the property who is not disregarded ), please complete section A of this form and return to the above address.
Where a property is occupied solely by a student, or a spouse is a non-student and not a British citizen and that person is prevented from working or claiming benefits, the property may be exempt from payment of Council Tax. If you feel this exemption may apply please complete section B as well.
Notes for Guidance
A person is to be regarded as undertaking a full time course of education on a particular day, if he or she is on that day enrolled for the purpose of attending such a course with a prescribed educational establishment.
A full-time course of education is one which:
- subsists for at least 1 academic year;
- requires attendance for at least 24 weeks in each year; and
- requires study, tuition or work experience for an average of 21 hours a week.
A prescribed educational establishment is defined as:
- a university
- a theological college
- any other institution established for providing courses of further or higher education.
For more information please see https://www.castlepoint.gov.uk/discounts-and-disregards
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