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Council Tax Support from April 2023 - Consultation

The Council has a local scheme that provides help to working age residents on low incomes to pay their Council Tax. The scheme is called the Council Tax Support Scheme. The current scheme was first introduced on 1 April 2015 and has continued since then. It offers a maximum support of 76 percent meaning that those in receipt of support must pay at least 24 percent of their Council Tax themselves.

Last updated: 17 October 2022

Next review: 4 January 2023

The law requires the Council to reconsider the scheme each year and to decide what scheme will be adopted for the following year commencing on 1st April. Next year’s scheme will be considered by both Cabinet and Full Council in December 2022.

The Council’s scheme only applies to people below pensionable age. The law sets out the way in which Council Tax Support is calculated for pensioners, so they are not affected by our scheme.

The Council is currently considering its scheme from 1 April 2023 and want residents to have a meaningful input into the design of the scheme by clearly explaining:

a) the option being considered by the Council,

b) why the Council believes it must make changes to the current scheme and,

c) the reasons the Council is proposing its preferred option.