Council Tax: Help for students, apprentices and trainees

An adult who is a student, apprentice or trainee may not have to pay Council Tax. If that leaves only one eligible adult in the home, the remaining adult may be eligible for a 25% discount.


Students and student nurses

A student is defined as:

  • A person who is enrolled in a full time course of education. The course must last for at least one year and the student must attend the course for at least 24 weeks of the year and study for at least 21 hours per week. 
  • A person under the age of 20 who is on a course which lasts for at least 3 calendar months and who studies for at least 12 hours a week. The course must not be a course of higher education. Evening classes and correspondence classes do not qualify



To qualify, an apprentice must be undertaking a programme of training.  The programme must lead to a qualification accredited by the National Assembly for Wales or the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. The salary and/or allowance received must in total be £195 or less per week.


Youth Trainee/Choice Trainee

Disregards are awarded to persons under the age of 25 who are a youth training trainee and who are undertaking training through arrangements made under the Employment and Training Act 1973.


Application Forms

Tell us when an adult in your home has become a student Citizen Access Revenues

Tell us when an adult in your home has become an apprentice or trainee Council Tax: Discount Disregards Enquiry Form

Tell us if only one adult remains living in the home in Powys Citizen Access Revenues

Tell us if your property is left unoccupied Discounts and exemptions on properties


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