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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