Care leavers discount

Page updated on: 08/12/2023

From 1st April 2019, the Welsh Parliament (Senedd Cymru) introduced a new relief from council tax for any person leaving the care system. You are classed as a care leaver if you were in care for 13 or more weeks in total after your 14th birthday and you were in care at any time on or after your 16th birthday.

To qualify for the council tax exemption (or a 25% discount if you live with someone who is not a care leaver, a full-time student or a severely mentally impaired person) the following conditions must be met:

If you qualify for this exemption/discount, please contact the council tax section on 01554 742110 or by e-mail at

Alternatively, you can contact our Corporate Parenting section on 01267 246399 or by e-mailing They will then contact us on your behalf.