Apprentices and youth training schemes discount

If you or someone who lives with you is an apprentice or a youth trainee, you may be entitled to a 25% discount off your council tax.

If there are only apprentices and trainees at a property there is a 50% discount.


An apprentice is someone who is:

  • Employed for the purpose of learning a trade, business or profession
  • Undertaking a programme of training leading to an accredited qualification
  • Receiving a salary or allowance (or both) of no more than £195 a week before tax and insurance

Youth trainee

Youth trainees are:

  • Under 25
  • Have an individual training plan funded by the Skills Funding Agency or Young People's Learning Agency

Application process

Once you have made your application we will aim to process the application and confirm this to you within 10 days

Change of circumstances

If your employment changes you must notify us as soon as possible.