Can't find what you're looking for?

This is a new version of the council website. If you can't find what you're looking for please view the old site

Apprentice and youth trainee council tax discount

Apprentice council tax discount

Apprentices are not counted for council tax.

This means you can get a 25% discount on your council tax if you are the only adult in your household other than an apprentice.

An apprentice is someone who is:

  • employed to learn a trade, a business, a profession or a vocation;
  • receiving training leading to a qualification accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority;
  • gets a salary or allowance (or both), which are in total less than £195 gross a week (before deductions – we don't count bonuses and overtime); and
  • can expect to earn substantially more when they are qualified.

When you apply you'll need to provide a letter from the employer confirming the start and end dates of the apprenticeship, and a wage slip.

Apply for an apprentice discount