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Apprentices Discounts


Frequently Asked Questions

The full council tax bill assumes that there are 2 adults residing in a dwelling. However, for council tax purposes certain people will not be counted when looking at the number of adults.


In what circumstances is an apprentice disregarded?

If he/she is;

  • employed for the purpose of learning a trade, business, profession, office, employment or vocation.
  • for that purpose undertaking a programme of training leading to a qualification accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and;
  • employed at a salary or allowance or both, which are, in total no more than £195.00 per week.

Why does the employer have to complete a certificate?

In order to confirm that the apprentice is training for a relevant vocation and to verify his/her salary or allowance.

How do I apply?

Complete the Council Tax Discount - Apprentices Form (0.37MB) and return it to Exchequer and Support Services. Once it has been assessed you will be notified of our decision.

For how long will the discount be allowed?

For as long as there are less than two adults in the property who are not disregarded. If there is any change in circumstances then you must notify us. Failure to do so may result in a penalty being imposed.

Who to contact

If you live in Ashton or Mossley:
Telephone Number 0161 342 2015 Fax Number 0161342 2012 Send Electronic Message Send a Message to Ashton/Mossley Council Tax Team

If you live in Denton or Dukinfield:
Telephone Number 0161342 2099 Fax Number 0161 342 2012 Send Electronic Message Send a Message to Denton/Dukinfield Council Tax Team

If you live in Audenshaw, Hyde or Longdendale:
Telephone Number 0161 342 2065 Fax Number 0161342 2012 Send Electronic Message Send a Message to Audenshaw/Hyde/Longdendale Council Tax Team

If you live in Droylsden or Stalybridge:
Telephone Number 0161 342 2080 Fax Number 0161342 2012 Send Electronic Message Send a Message to Droylsden/Stalybridge Council Tax Team

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