You are classed as an apprentice if you are:
- Employed for the purpose of learning a trade, business, profession, office employment or vocation;
- For the above purpose is undertaking a programme of training leading to a qualification accredited by the National Council for Vocational Qualifications; and
- Is employed at a salary or in receipt of an allowance which is:
(a) substantially less than the salary you would be likely to receive upon completion of that qualification and,
(b) no more than £195.00 per week
The application form must be completed by or on behalf of the person who is liable to pay council tax and, in cases of apprentices, certified in Box D of the application form by the employer and endorsed with an official stamp.
Remember, a single person discount (25%) can only be awarded where ONE person remains liable after others have been disregarded, for example, in a three adult household two have to qualify to be disregarded before a discount can be awarded.
How to apply
If you think you may qualify, call us on 01443 863002 or alternatively you can download the application form below:
Apply to be disregarded for discount purposes - Apprentices (PDF 70kb).
Please complete the form in black ink and in block capitals and return it to us together with any supporting documentation to the address provided in the top right hand corner.
If your application is accepted, you will then be sent a revised payment schedule.
Remember, if your circumstances change and you are no longer entitled to a discount you MUST inform us straight away to avoid facing a penalty.