Online forms: Application for a council tax discount for an apprentice

You are eligible for a discount - regardless of your age - if you are employed for the purpose of learning a trade or a profession. To qualify for this exemption: 

  • you must not be paid more than £195 a week
  • the salary paid is substantially less than is likely to be received if the qualification is achieved
  • the training programme must lead to a qualification accredited by the National Council for Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) or the Scottish Vocational Education Council (SVEC)

To apply for this discount, please complete this form and send/email a copy of your latest payslip and a letter from your employer confirming that you fulfill the above criteria.

NOTE: Discounts will NOT apply if at least two people over 18 who live in the same property are counted for council tax purpose. 

More information on Council tax discounts and exemptions