The current processing time for new applications and changes to council tax is an average of 8 weeks. If you contact us with a general enquiry online we will reply to you within two working days.

If someone living in your home is a foreign language assistant and without them only one ‘adult’ lives there, you can apply for a 25 percent discount on your council tax.

You may not have to pay council tax if there are only foreign language assistants living in the property.

A person is a foreign language assistant if they:

  • Are registered with the Central Bureau of Educational Visits & Exchange
  • Work as a foreign language assistant at a school or other educational institution in Great Britain

We will need proof from the school of the placement which also confirms the dates they are working.

  Tell us someone is a foreign language assistant