Different types of council tax discounts and exemptions
Apprentices and youth trainees
If someone in your household is an apprentice, they are not counted for the purposes of council tax. This means you may be entitled to a discount:
An apprentice is someone who is:
- employed for the purpose of learning a trade, business, profession, office or employment;
- undertaking a programme of training leading to an accredited qualification recognised by the National Council for Vocational Qualifications (NCVQ); and
- employed at a salary, allowance or both, which in total, is less than they would receive if they had obtained the qualification, and no more than £195 per week.
Youth training courses
If someone in your household is youth training trainee, they are not counted for the purposes of council tax. This means you may be entitled to a discount:
A youth training trainee is someone who is:
- undertaking training according to an individual training plan under the Employment and Training Act 1973, funded by the Skills Funding Agency or Young People’s Learning Agency; and
- under 25 years of age
You are regarded as undertaking training from the day on which the course or programme begins to the day you complete, abandon or are dismissed from it.
If you are in a People on Employment Training Scheme, you are not classed as being a youth training trainee.