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.