If someone living in your home is an apprentice or youth trainee and without them only one ‘adult’ lives there, you can apply for a 25 percent discount on your council tax.
If there are only apprentices and trainees living there you may be able to get a 50 percent discount.
An apprentice for council tax is someone who is:
- Employed to learn a trade, and the training leads to a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)
- Receiving substantially less than the salary they would be likely to receive if the qualification is achieved
- Being paid not more than £195.00 a week before tax and insurance
We will need to see wage slips.
A youth trainee for council tax is someone who is:
- Under 25 years old
- Receiving training under an approved government sponsored youth training scheme
We will need to see the training plan.