Local Council Tax Discount for Care Leavers
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To agree a local Council Tax discount for Care
Leavers with effect from 1 April 2019
That the Local Council Tax discount for Care Leavers as per the Policy outlined in Appendix one of the report be approved.
RECOMMEND to FULL COUNCIL that the Policy at Appendix 1 of the report be adopted from 1 April 2019.
Reasons for the decision:
1. That a Local Council Tax discount for Care Leavers is approved as per the Policy at Appendix 1and; Recommend to Full Council the Policy at appendix 1 is adopted from 1 April 2019.
2. The Council could decide not to award the discount.
Alternative options considered:
By granting a 100% discount on Council Tax for the first few years of independent living, the Council would be providing financial assistance of great value to care leavers at a very vulnerable stage in their transition from care.
The Council can decide to award a discount in accordance with their powers under section 13A of The Local Government Finance Act 1992. This discount would be fully supported by Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Police & Crime Commissioner.
Report author: Alison Chubbock
Publication date: 28/11/2018
Date of decision: 27/11/2018
Decided at meeting: 27/11/2018 - Cabinet
Effective from: 06/12/2018