Issue details

Council Tax - Exceptional Hardship Scheme

The Policy and Resources Committee considered future arrangements for Maidstone Borough Council’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme in October and November 2016. Amongst other things the Committee agreed to introduce a scheme to help applicants suffering exceptional hardship.


Section 13A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 provides the Borough with the discretion to reduce or remit Council Tax for those who could be considered to be suffering hardship. 


The attached policy sets out the Council’s proposed approach in making such awards.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/01/2017

Decision due: 18 Jan 2017 by Policy and Resources Committee

Lead director: Director of Mid Kent Services

Department: Revenues & Benefits

Contact: Stephen McGinnes Stephen McGinnes, ext 2310 Email:


Agenda items


  • Council Tax - Exceptional Hardship Scheme