Did you know apprentices can be exempt from paying council tax?
Council tax can sometimes be a hefty amount to be paid every month, whether you live on your own, with a partner, parents, or a house share.
But did you know that apprentices are entitled to a reduction in council tax?
When the bill for a property is calculated, certain people are disregarded in the calculation- those under 18, full time students, carers, and several others. Including, you guessed it, apprentices.
If you are:
- employed for the purpose of learning a profession
- on a training programme that leads to an Accredited Qualification
- over 18
- earning less than £195 a week
As a learner with Aspire Training Team, we can guarantee the first two!
If you live on your own, you are entitled to a 50% reduction in your council tax bill. If you live at home, with a partner, or in a house share, it will depend on the status of the other occupants. You will still be entitled to up to 25% discount though!
It’s important to remember that this reduction will not be added to your bill automatically. Make sure you apply for it on your local council website!