Person in detention

You may be entitled to a council tax reduction if you meet the criteria below.

Detention is defined as:

  • Held in prison or hospital or any other place by a British Court,
  • Held under the Mental health Act 1983,
  • Held under the deportation provisions of the Immigration Act 1971,
  • Held for more than 18 hours under the Army Act 1995, the Air Force Act or the Naval Discipline Act 1957.

Confirmation from the holding establishment will be requested by the council.

A person who is detained for non-payment of council tax or for non-payment of a fine is not treated as detained.