Detained by order of a court
You may be able to reduce the amount you have to pay.
If you apply for a discount or exemption, you must continue to pay your current instalments until your bill is amended.
If someone in your household is detained by order of a court, you may be able to claim a discount.
You can't claim the discount if the person is in:
- police custody before their first court appearance; or
- prison for non-payment of fines; or
- prison for non-payment of council tax
Detained by a court order means someone is:
- being held in a prison, a hospital or any other place, under the orders of a British court, or
- a prisoner on temporary release, or
- being held under the Mental Health Act, or
- being held under the Immigration Act, or
- imprisoned, detained or in custody under the Armed Forces Act