I've recently bought my first home (in Wales) and am serving unaccompanied in NI. The wife and kids are in the new house. We registered for council tax under the single person scheme as I will be living in Ulster. This scheme is supposed to provide a council tax reduction of 25% if there is only one adult over 16yo in full time occupation of the house. As I'm going to be home for less than 6 weeks per year I believe we should be eligable for this as the wife is the only adult living there. The local council have stated that we have to pay the full amount because as I am in the army and therefore the house is now classed as my permanent residence, despite the fact that I don't actually live there. Does anyone know what the score is then?