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Persons in detention

If someone in your household is detained by order of a court, they are not counted for the purposes of council tax.

For council tax purposes, 'detention' means that someone is:

  • being held in a prison, a hospital or any other place, under the orders of a British Court
  • being held under the Immigration Act
  • being held under the Mental Health Act
  • imprisoned, detained or in custody under the Armed Forces Act
  • a prisoner on temporary release

You can't claim a discount or exemption if: 

  • the person is in police custody before his/her first court appearance
  • the person is in prison for non-payment of fines or non-payment of council tax

To apply for this discount please contact us

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