Council Tax Status Discount Application Person in Detention
Notes to read before you fill in this form.

The application form should only be submitted by the person liable for payment (or on his/her behalf if that person is held in detention) of the Council Tax.

The Local Government Finance Act 1992, Schedule1 and the Discount Disregards Order 1992, paragraph 2, define that a person will be disregarded for the purposes of determining entitlement to discount if he or she is;

(a) Detained in a prison or any other place under an order of any court in the UK or a Standing Civilian Court established under the Armed Forces Act 1976.
(b) Detained under para 2 of Sched 3 to the Immigration Act 1971 (deportation.)
(c) Detained under Part II or section 46, 47, 48 or 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
(d) Detained under Part V or section 69, 70, 71 or 118 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984.
(e) Imprisoned, detailed or in custody under the Army Act 1955, the Air Force 1955 or the Naval Discipline Act 1957, providing he/she is not in custody under open arrest; and the custody forms part of a continuous period exceeding 48 hrs during which he/she is under arrest.

A person is treated as detained if he or she is temporarily discharged under section 28 of the Prison Act 1952, or is temporarily released under rules under section 47(5) of that Act; or

Is temporarily discharged under sect 27 of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989, or temporarily released under rules under sect 39(6) of that Act.

Persons in detention who are NOT disregarded are:
(a) Persons committed to prison for non-payment of Council Tax.
(b) Persons detained under Section 76 of the Magistrates Courts Act 1980, or section 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 1982, for default in payment of a fine.
(c) Persons detained only under section 407 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975.