Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on Sunday.

Read our tribute.


Benefits & support Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support for students

Student loans (including NHS students)

If you are a student who gets Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support, we work out your income as if you get the full amount of student loan available to you, even if you do not get it. 

We do ignore:

  • the first £10 a week of your loan 
  • a set amount for books, equipment and travel.

NHS students

If you get a bursary for a nursing or midwifery diploma course, you can't get a student loan so we don't have to count any loan income.

If you are not on a nursing or midwifery diploma course, we count your student loan in the same way that we do for students in general.

About Council Tax for students. (including discounts and exemptions)

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