Council Tax discounts

Discounts for apprentices and youth trainees

Discounts for apprentices and youth trainees

If you or someone who lives with you is an apprentice or a youth trainee, you may be entitled to a 25% discount. Properties occupied only apprentices and trainees are entitled to a 50% discount.

To qualify as an apprentice you should be:

  • employed to learn a trade, business or profession, office, employment or vocation and
  • undertaking a programme of training which will lead to a qualification recognised by the National Council for Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) and
  • earning less than £195 a week

To qualify as a youth trainee you should be:

  • under 25 years old and
  • receiving training in line with an individual training plan under the National Traineeship scheme

How to apply

If you wish to make an enquiry or an application for a discount, please contact with your:

  • council tax account reference
  • full name
  • address
  • dates and any details of your circumstances to support your request

Contact Council Tax

0114 273 6633
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5:30pm
PO Box 1310
Howden House
1 Union Street
S1 2SH

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