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.