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Apprentices and youth trainees

Apprentices

To apply for exemption from paying council tax please check you fit the criteria and complete the application form:

Apprentices are disregarded for council tax purposes if they are:

  • Employed for the purposes of learning a trade, business, profession, office, employment or vocation, and
  • Are undertaking a programme of training leading to a qualification accredited by the National Council for Vocational Qualifications or the Scottish Vocational Educational Council,  and
  • Are employed at a salary or allowance or both, which in total:
    • Are substantially less than the salary they would be likely to receive if they had achieved the qualification in questions,  and
    • Is no more than £195 per week

Apprentice discount application form

Youth trainees

To apply for exemption from paying council tax please check you fit the criteria and complete the application form:

Youth trainees are disregarded for council tax if they are: 

  • Undertaking training according to an individual training plan under the Employment and Training Act 1973, funded by the Skills Funding Agency or Young People’s Learning Agency; and
  • Under 25 years of age

You are regarded as undertaking training from the day on which the course or programme begins to the day you complete, abandon or are dismissed from it.

Youth trainees application form

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