You can apply for a 25% discount on your council tax if both of the following apply:

  • someone living in your home is an apprentice

  • apart from them, only one adult lives in the home

If there are only apprentices living there you may be able to get a 50% discount.

For this reduction to apply an apprentice is someone who is:

  • employed to learn a trade and leads to a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)

  • has a lower salary than they would if they had the qualification

  • being paid not more than £195.00 a week before tax and insurance

We will need to see the wage slips for the apprentice.

  Tell us someone is an apprentice

What happens next

After applying you must still pay the amount on your council tax bill until you hear from us.

We'll check every year that you should still get the discount. We may cancel your discount if you don't reply when we contact you.

Tell us about a change

If you no longer qualify or something changes you must tell us within 21 days. You may have to pay a fine if you don't tell us.

  Tell us about a change


If we refuse your application and you don't agree with our decision you can appeal. Once we get your appeal we will decide within two months.

  Appeal against a decision