Young people and apprentices

You are considered to be a school leaver if you are under the age of 20 and have left school or college between 30 April and 1 November of the current year.

Please note that you will be treated as a school leaver for Council Tax purposes even if you do not enrol on a course.

Young Persons in training

  • You must be under the age of 25 and undergoing training funded by the Learning and Skills Council.

Apprentices can be considered to be an apprentice if:

  • you are employed for the purpose of learning a trade or profession

  • you are working towards an accredited NVQ qualification

  • you earn substantially less than the rate of pay a qualified person would receive

  • you earn no more than £195 per week

18 to 19 years olds for whom someone receives Child Benefit

Your parents or a guardian must be receiving Child Benefit for you. This may apply if you are between the ages of 18 and 19 and still at school or college.

You need to complete a Icon for pdf Council Tax Discount Claim Form or a Icon for pdf Council Tax Apprentice Discount Form which is also available from the Council Tax office.