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Apprentices, Youth Trainees and School Leavers

If you or someone who lives with you is an apprentice or youth trainee, you may get a 25% discount. If only apprentices or trainees live at the property you will get a 50% discount.

To qualify as an Apprentice

Someone must:

  • Be employed to learn a trade, business or profession
  • Be in training leading to a recognised qualification
  • Earn no more than £195 gross a week; and
  • Expect to earn substantially more once qualified

You will need to provide either 5 weekly or 2 monthly payslips or a letter from your employer as proof of your pay.

Each apprentice must complete the Apprentice Discount form.

After you have applied you must continue to pay the amount shown on your council tax bill until you hear from us.

To qualify as a Youth Trainee

Someone must be:

  • Under 25 years old; and
  • Training under an individual training plan funded by the Skills Funding Agency or Young People's Learning Agency.

School or College Leavers

Someone who is:

  • 18 or 19 years-old and left full time education after 30 April is not counted for council tax until 1 November of the same year
  • Over 18 years old and someone is receiving child benefit for them

To apply for these reductions please provide details required by:

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