Apprentices

Qualification criteria

Certain apprentices are disregarded for council tax purposes. This means that we bill your household as if you were not living there. If you live alone you will not have to pay council tax.

You qualify for this disregard if you are:

  • employed for the purpose of learning a trade, business, profession, office, employment or vocation
  • undertaking training leading to an accredited qualification
  • earning substantially less than you would receive after achieving the qualification
  • not earning more than £195 per week before tax.

You must meet all of the above criteria to qualify for this disregard.

How to apply

Apply online or download an application form.

Your employer has to complete and sign part of the application form.

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