Apprentices and youth trainees


Apprentices are not counted for council tax purposes. This means they will not be included when we count the number of occupants at their address.

A person is an apprentice if they are:

  • learning a trade, business or profession and are undertaking a training programme leading to a vocational qualification
  • receiving a gross salary of no more than £195.00 per week

Youth training trainees

Youth training trainees are also disregarded for council tax purposes.

A youth trainee is someone who:

  • is under 25 years old
  • is training under an individual training plan funded by the skills funding agency or young people's learning agency

Youth credit, options, future and next step trainees are also eligible if they meet the above criteria.

If you think a member of your household should be disregarded contact the council tax team.

Contact the council tax team

Telephone: 01732 844522