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Decision details

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2019/20 onwards

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Results of Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2019/20 onwards consultation

Decisions:

The Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance advises Members of the results and feedback from the recently undertaken consultation on the proposed Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme from 2019/20 onwards.  To review the consultation feedback when considering potential changes to be applied in the 2019/20 onwards Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme;

 

To advise members that the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for working age customers for 2019/20 should include continued alignment to Applicable Amounts with those of Housing Benefit;

 

That Council endorses the proposed change, moderately supported by the consultation results, that the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2019/20 be aligned with the Universal Credit Regulations for self-employed working age earners.

 

 

 

RESOLVED

That Council

 

 

 1 Considered the results of the public consultation on the current scheme, carried out from August 2018 to October 2018, and endorse or otherwise the  proposed recommended changes detailed below:

 

 

2 The base scheme goes forward with the following;

A)   That the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for working age customers for 2019/20 will continue to be aligned to Applicable Amounts with those of Housing Benefit.

 

 

B)   That the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme     for 2019/20 be aligned with the Universal

Credit Regulations for self-employed working age earners.

 

 

  (Moved by Councillor R Pritchard  and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

 

While all motions passed, motions 1 plus 2a) and 2b) were voted on separately.

 

 

 

 

 

Report author: Karen Taylor

Publication date: 04/07/2019

Date of decision: 11/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 11/12/2018 - Council

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