Children and young people

All residents aged 18 and over who rent or own their property need to pay Council Tax however if you are aged 18-25 and are looked after by Barking and Dagenham Council, then you do not need to pay Council Tax.

If you’re living with another person aged 18 and over who is not being looked after by the borough, then they will need to pay Council Tax but will be entitled to a 25% discount. To apply for this discount or for any further information on the discount, please call the Corporate Parents Team on 0208 227 5496 or 0208 227 2778.

An 18 or 19 year old can receive a Council Tax discount if the person caring for them is receiving child benefit for them.  To apply for this discount, please login to your My B&D account.  Please note that as soon as your circumstances change you need to let us know.