Issue details

Local Council Tax Support Scheme 2021/22

LCTS replaced Council Tax Benefit (CTB) from 1 April 2013. The Council has adopted a scheme which has the following key elements:


a)    Pensioners on low income protected from adverse changes (as required by Government)


b)    Disabled people, carers and blind people on a low income receive discretionary protection from adverse changes


c)    Working age people previously on full CTB pay no more than 12.5% of the council tax bill


d)    £25 per week of earned wages income disregarded from assessment (to provide a work incentive)


e)    Child Benefit and Child Maintenance disregarded from assessment (to minimise exacerbation of child poverty, or accusations of same)


f)     Hardship Policy to enable additional support for genuine extreme hardship cases


Decision type: Non-key - Low

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/07/2020

Decision due: 7 Jul 2020 by Leader of the Council

Lead director: Assistant Director - Resources

Contact: Angela Knight, Assistant Director - Resources Email: