Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2019-20 review
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To carry out an annual review of the Local
Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2019-20
That the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) for 2019-20 remains unchanged from the current scheme.
Reasons for the decision:
The changes made to the current scheme have worked well – harmonising to DWP welfare reforms and uprating, as well as removing the stipulation that customers must make a separate claim for Council Tax Support when claiming Universal Credit, thereby making the scheme combatable with the introduction and planned expansion of Universal Credit.
Alternative options considered:
1. That the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) for 2019-20 remains unchanged from the current scheme.
2. Do Nothing.
Report author: Alison Chubbock
Publication date: 05/09/2018
Date of decision: 04/09/2018
Decided at meeting: 04/09/2018 - Cabinet
Effective from: 13/09/2018