Care Leaver discounts (with effect from 1 April 2019)


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We understand that this is a difficult situation for everyone and appreciate your understanding regarding this matter.

If you contact us please quote your Council Tax reference number (which can be found on the right hand side of your bill and is an 8-digit number starting with 9) or your name and/or address.

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With effect from 1 April 2019 Stroud District Council is introducing a care leavers discount scheme.


To qualify for this discount a person must be

  1. Aged between 18 & 21 (the discount will cease on the care leaver’s 22nd birthday)
  2. Formerly in the care of Gloucestershire County Council & a Former Relevant Child as defined by The Children (Leaving Care) Act 200.
  3. Must be resident and liable (either solely or joint and severally with others) for Council Tax on a property within the Stroud District.

If a property is occupied solely by Care Leaver(s) a 100% discount will be awarded, and if a Care Leaver occupies and is jointly liable with others a 50% discount will be awarded.

To confirm entitlement to the discount your Care Leaver status will be verified with Gloucestershire County Councils 11 – 25 Permanency Service.

Please contact the Council Tax helpline on 01453 754865 or email on to request a form.

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