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Council Tax Reduction Local Scheme April 2023 to March 2026

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Finance, Resources and Transformation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To approve proposed changes to the current Council Tax Reduction (CTR) Local Scheme for consultation.

Decision:

Matter for Decision

Councils are required to review their Council Tax Reduction scheme annually and determine whether to revise it or not.

In October 2019 it was agreed for an annual, light touch review, to be delegated to Head of Service followed by consultation with preceptors and for a full review and comprehensive consultation in 2022 for the 2023-2026 Council Tax Reduction Schemes.

 

Decision of Executive Councillor for Finance, Resources and Transformation

outline proposals and consultation process for the review of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for Universal Credit households;

retain the Non-Universal Credit scheme and approve annual uprating based on September CPI figures.

approved delegation of the Council Tax Reduction schemes and annual review to the Head of Finance, and subject to the final recommendations post consultation being adopted, that these schemes continue (subject to uprating) until 31 March 2026.

 

Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.

 

Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.

 

Scrutiny Considerations

 

The Committee unanimously endorsed the recommendations.

 

The Executive Councillor approved the recommendation.

 

Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Executive Councillor (and any Dispensations Granted)

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.

 

Publication date: 28/10/2022

Date of decision: 11/07/2022