If you or someone living with you is an apprentice, and without them there is only one adult living in your home, you can apply for a 25% discount on your Council Tax.

Who is an apprentice?

A person is an apprentice regardless of age if they meet the following criteria:

  • they are employed to learn a trade, a business, a profession or a vocation
  • they are receiving training leading to a qualification accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
  • they get 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 they can expect to earn substantially more when they are qualified.

How do I apply for Council Tax apprentice discount

To apply please complete the Icon for pdf Apprentice Council Tax discount form [43.65KB].

Please remember to ask the apprentice's employer to sign the declaration on the form and provide a wage slip.