Decision details

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) 2018-19 Review

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No



To review the existing Localised Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) for 2018-19.


RECOMMEND to Council that the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) for 2018/19 be revised in line with the proposals at paragraphs 8.2 to 8.6 of the report (as summarised at paragraph 10.2 of the report).


Reasons for the decision:

·    The options detailed in section 8 and Appendix B of the report, to inform public consultation.


·    The recommendations are threefold; to align calculation rates to present levels, to harmonise to Government welfare reforms prevalent in Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support for Pensioners as applicable, and to prepare for the expansion of Universal Credit.


Alternative options considered:

Option 1


That the Council retains the existing scheme for the 2018/19 year.


Option 2


That the Council implements the recommendations in this report, to revise the scheme for the 2018/19 year.


Report author: Alison Chubbock

Publication date: 28/11/2017

Date of decision: 28/11/2017

Decided at meeting: 28/11/2017 - Cabinet

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