Decision details

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 2022-23


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

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