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If you are an adult apprentice, you can apply for a Council Tax reduction if you are:

  • doing a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)
  • employed for the learning of a trade, business, profession, office employment or vocation
  • earning less than £195 per week.

Discount rates and how to apply

There are different discount rates depending on who lives in the property and their circumstances.

If a person who lives with you is eligible for a different discount, you could also receive a reduction or exemption.

Household circumstance Discount rate
Two or more adults resident, all of them qualify for a discount, including one apprentice discount 50 percent
Two adults resident and one of them is classed as an apprentice 25 percent
Three adults resident and two of them qualify for Council Tax discounts, either due to being an apprentice or any other type of discount 25 percent
Three or more adults resident and only one of them qualifies for a Council Tax discount for being an apprentice No discount

The person responsible for Council Tax, or someone on their behalf, can apply for an apprentice discount.

When applying, you will need to upload your:

  • National Vocational Qualification certificate
  • apprenticeship agreement between you and your employer
  • most recent payslip.

We aim to process applications within 20 working days.

If your application is successful, we'll send you a revised Council Tax bill. If you're unsuccessful, we'll explain why the discount is not being awarded.