Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) for 2022 - 2023
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To review the existing scheme and consider
options for the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) for
RESOLVED that the annual review of the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for the 2022-23 year and undertaking consultation on the options below, with a final report back to Cabinet in January to approve final scheme changes be approved.
The consultation will include the following options:
· Option 3 - Reducing the capital threshold to £10,000 and abolish tariff income
· Option 5 - Introducing a fixed rate deduction of £7.40 for non-passported non-dependants
· Option 6 - Streamlining the claim process
· Option 7 - Increasing tolerance for Universal Credit data re-assessments
Reasons for the decision:
These options are recommended to improve the customer journey and reduce customer contact and the burden of evidence requirement.
Alternative options considered:
Options are outlined in the report.
Report author: Alison Chubbock
Publication date: 20/09/2021
Date of decision: 20/09/2021
Decided at meeting: 20/09/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 28/09/2021