Apprentices and youth trainees

A full council tax bill is based on at least two adults being resident in a property.

Some people are not counted - they are 'disregarded'.

You may be able to get a 'disregard' discount if all of the residents but one are disregarded, or you are the only resident and are disregarded.

There is a separate application for each type of disregarded person and this page deals with apprentices and youth trainees. 

You may be entitled to a council tax reduction if you meet the criteria below.

A person who is employed as apprentice or youth trainee is not counted as being resident in a property for the purpose of calculating the amount of council tax payable.

To be classed as an apprentice, the person must meet all of the following conditions:

Employed for the purpose of:

  • learning a trade, business or vocation; and
  • undertaking a training programme leading to a vocational qualification, and
  • receiving less than £195.00 per week (gross) in salary and for allowances.

To be classed as a youth trainee, the person must meet all of the following conditions:

  • under 25, and 
  • undertaking a training scheme approved under the Social Security and Benefits Act 1992.

A certificate or letter from your employer/training provider confirming apprenticeship or youth trainee status will be required along with the application form.