Discounts and exemptions
Council Tax energy rebate
The government has announced support to help with rising energy bills including a one-off payment of £150 to households in Council Tax bands A to D and a discretionary fund for residents in higher band properties. Find out more about the Council Tax energy rebate.
Council Tax discount for apprentices
We do not count apprentices when looking at the number of people living in a property for Council Tax purposes.
This means we’ll reduce your Council Tax by 25% if one other adult lives in the household (excluding you).
To be eligible for this discount you will need a declaration from your employer stating that:
- you won’t be paid more than £195 per week; and
- the training leads to a qualification accredited by a body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) or the Scottish Vocational Education Council (SVEC).
How to apply
Apply online. You’ll need to provide details of the qualification being taken, when you started and when you are due to finish. You’ll also need to provide details of your employer.
What happens next?
We’ll check the details you’ve provided and get in touch with your employer.
We aim to respond to you within 14 working days with our decision. However, if we need further information from you this may delay the application.