Decision Maker: Community Policy Development Group, Cabinet, Council
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To receive the Council Tax Reduction Scheme
Arising from a report of the Group Manager for Revenues and Benefits, the Community Policy Development Group had recommended that:
a) The Council Tax Reduction (banded) scheme be adopted; and
b) The updated Exceptional Hardship Policy (revised) be adopted.
The Cabinet Member for Finance outlined the contents of the report stating that the Council Tax Reduction Scheme also known as Council Tax Support was introduced in April 2013 and had replaced the national Council Tax Benefit Scheme, with a 10% funding reduction he highlighted the different schemes for working age customers and those that received a pension. He made reference to funding streams, the roll out of universal credit and the hardship scheme available.
Consideration was given to:
· The Hardship Policy and how it was made available
· Enforcement responsibilities
RESOLVED that the recommendation from the Policy Development Group be approved.
(Proposed by Cllr A White and seconded by Cllr L D Taylor)
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.
Report author: Andrew Jarrett
Publication date: 21/01/2020
Date of decision: 16/01/2020
Decided at meeting: 16/01/2020 - Cabinet
Effective from: 25/01/2020