Apprentices & Youth Training Programmes

If you're an apprentice or a Youth Training Programme Trainee and you meet our eligibility criteria you may be entitled to a Council Tax disregard.

Apprentices

To qualify for an apprentice disregard you must be:

  • 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, in receipt of an allowance or both (if the total is substantially less than the salary he/she would be likely to receive if he/she had achieved the qualification in question) and
  • receiving no more than £195 per week.

Youth Training Programme Trainee

You will not be counted if you are under 25 and are receiving training which is funded by The Learning and Skills Council for England, in line with an individual training plan under the Youth Training Scheme, such as "programme led apprenticeships" or E2E (entry to employment).

The Council will periodically carry out a review of discounts and may send you a form to confirm whether it still applies.

If you do not return the form your discount may be cancelled. Failing to supply information or supplying false information could result in a penalty of £70 being applied to your account for each year of the failure to notify.

To apply for either of these, please complete our Council Tax disregard form below. If you are unable to use this form, please see our Contact Us for ways of getting in touch

Contact Details of liable person

Name
Address
Name

Name of person to be disregarded

Please provide the following information about the Apprenticeship / Youth Training programme;
  • Name of Company
  • Address & Postcode of Company
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address (if known)

Declaration for Apprentices

Please confirm that the above-named person to be disregarded is :-

a) employed for the purpose of learning a trade, business, profession, office, employment or vocation

b) for that purpose undertaking a programme of training leading to a qualification accredited by the National Council for Vocational Qualifications or the Scottish Vocational Educational Council, and;

c) employed at a salary or in receipt of an allowance, or both which are, in total, not more than £195 per week and are substantially less than the salary he/she would receive if the full qualifications were present

Declaration for Youth Training programme - Trainee

I confirm that the above-named person to be disregarded is under the age of 25 and is undertaking training in conformity with an individual training plan pursuant to arrangements made under Section 2 of the Employment and Training Act 1973.

These arrangements constitute an approved training scheme for the purposes of Section 28 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefit Act 1972

Name & Relationship of Person completing the form

WARNING - It is a criminal offence for a ratepayer to give false information when making an application related to Council Tax or Business Rates

I confirm that all the details above are correct and I will contact the Council immediately of any changes

For the purposes of current data protection laws the information you supply the Council as part of your application will be used for the purposes of dealing with your request and retained as per our published corporate data protection privacy policy which can be found on the East Herts District Council Data Protection page (this link opens in a new window).

From time to time this information may be shared with other Council departments and / or outside partners to process your request as effectively as possible. Please confirm you have read the above privacy notice

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