Decision details

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

Purpose:

To carry out an annual review of the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2019-20

Decision:

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

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