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Council tax discount for apprentices

An apprentice can be disregarded for council tax purposes if they are:

  • employed for the purposes of learning a trade, business, profession, office, employment or vocation; and
  • for that purpose 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
  • employed at a salary or in respect of an allowance, or both, which are in total:
    • substantially less than the salary they would be likely to receive if they had achieved the qualification in questions; and
    • no more than £195 per week