Council Tax Relief for Care Leavers

Children and young people who are looked after by a local authority rather than their parents are amongst the most vulnerable groups in our communities.

Blaenau Gwent Council has resolved that from the 1st April, 2018 support should be offered to care leavers up to the age of 25. Any Council Tax Relief awarded will finish on the date of the applicants 25th Birthday.

Where the care leaver is the sole resident at a dwelling, or joint and severally liable with another care leaver, the council tax liability on the dwelling will be reduced to nil. 

Where the care leaver is jointly and severally liable for the council tax on the dwelling, with a person who is not a care leaver, a 25% reduction will apply to the council tax liability on the dwelling.

Please contact the Council Tax Section for any further assistance 01495 355212 or email/contact us on