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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