Are full time degree apprentices council tax exempt?

Looking to rent somewhere soon but wondered if this was applicable as I'm on a full time 3 year course.

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  • poppy12345
    poppy12345 Posts: 17,726
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    atlas__ said:
    Looking to rent somewhere soon but wondered if this was applicable as I'm on a full time 3 year course.

    It depends on 2 things.

    People on apprentice schemes

    To show that you do not qualify as an adult for Council Tax, you’ll need a declaration from your employer stating that:

    • you will not be paid more than £195 a week
    • 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)
    • Link here. https://www.gov.uk/council-tax/who-has-to-pay


  • CIS
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    atlas__ said:
    Looking to rent somewhere soon but wondered if this was applicable as I'm on a full time 3 year course.
    An apprentice is never exempt from council tax, you are disregarded (if you meet the qualifying requirements) but the maximum applicable discount is 50%. The Class N exemption for students does not apply to apprentices.

    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery but instead work as a specialist Council Tax paralegal assisting landlords and Council Tax payers with council tax disputes and valuation tribunals. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
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