The process for paying Council Tax and applying for exemption or discount varies depending on your council. Contact them directly with questions. However, they're all likely to need proof of your student status from us. When and how you request this varies by your status.
You are unable to request a document for Council Tax exemption purposes until after your designated registration date. Prior to registration you may be liable for council tax.
You will need to provide proof of your student status to your council. You can do this by collecting a Certificate of Registration from the Student Services Centre. If you are a new student who was required to attend a pre-sessional course before Registration, you may also need to send the council a copy of your offer letter which indicates that an early arrival was a requirement for your degree.
If you need proof that you were a student in previous academic years, submit an enquiry to request proof of the dates that you were a student. Please note that if you stay in London beyond the last day of the term in which you are a registered student, you are likely to be liable for council tax.
The end date on your student ID card is for access to LSE services only and does not indicate the final date that you are a registered student.