East Lothian Council

Council tax

Are you a full time student getting ready for the new term? Don't forget to apply for your council tax discount

Academic cap

To qualify as a student, you must either:

  • study for 24 weeks for 21 hours per week in each academic year
  • be a foreign language assistant working in a school or other educational establishment and be registered with the British Council
  • be under 20 years old and studying for a non-advanced course for at least 12 hours a week for 3 months. Non-advanced courses include A levels, Highers and Level 3 SVQs.

Amount of discount

We may offer:

  • a 25% discount if all but one of the adults living at the property are students
  • a 100% exemption if the property is occupied solely by students

This discount reduces your council tax, water and sewerage charges.

How to apply

To find out more, or to apply, click here

East Lothian Council, PO Box 13251, Haddington, EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01875 824314

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