Decision details

Report of the Head of Mid Kent Revenues and Benefits - Council Tax Support Scheme 2016/2017

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the council tax support scheme to be adopted from 1st April 2016.


1)  That having noted the potential impact on claimants including those with disabilities, carers and other working age groups, the Committee recommends to Council that the Council Tax Reduction Scheme be maintained from 1st April 2016 at its current level;

2)  That the Director of Environment and Shared Services be given delegated authority to make such technical changes as are necessary to maintain the effective operation of the scheme; and

3)  That the Council contributes towards the planned county wide review of the scheme and alternative schemes to be implemented for 2017/18 and request a further report on progress of the review in March 2016.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Stephen McGinnes Email: Stephen McGinnes, Head of Revenues and Benefits.

Report author: Stephen McGinnes

Publication date: 23/10/2015

Date of decision: 21/10/2015

Decided: 21/10/2015 - Policy and Resources Committee

Effective from: 31/10/2015

Accompanying Documents:

  • Council Tax Support Scheme 2016/2017
  • Appendix II: Equalities Impact Needs Assessment