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Decisions published

19/07/2022 - Household Support Funding ref: 601    Recommendations Approved

to extend the February motion to provide a rebate for LCTS claimants on low incomes to include Vulnerable/disabled and their carers

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 19/07/2022 - Council

Decision published: 04/08/2022

Effective from: 19/07/2022


Councillor Hargreaves presented the Household Support Funding report.


Councillor Khan said that he supported this proposal, but asked whether the funding could be administered by a third party rather than Essex County Council.


Councillor Hargreaves said that the Council were just the agent for the funding and did not have the power to allocate it to a third party.


Councillor Criscione said that he supported the proposal, but asked whether there was more the Council could do to support residents, in particular to foster carers and adopters who are often not included in such schemes.


Councillor Hargreaves recommended that Council approved the proposal, which was seconded by Councillor Reeve.


The Chair moved to a vote and the proposal was unanimously agreed.


RESOLVED: To approve the extension of the discretionary Council Tax Rebate Scheme:

                 I.          To include a council tax rebate of £80 to the vulnerable, disabled and their carers on low incomes and in receipt of LCTS

               II.          To extend the eligible date to the 1 April 2022



The Chair adjourned the meeting at 20:22. The meeting would be reconvened on Thursday 21 July 2022 at 19:00 to resolve the remaining items of business.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Angela Knight