Decision details

Report of the Head of Revenues and Benefits - Council Tax - Exceptional Hardship Scheme

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


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.



That the Committee approves the Council Tax Exceptional Hardship Policy attached at Appendix I.


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Stephen McGinnes Stephen McGinnes, ext 2310 Email:

Report author: Stephen McGinnes

Publication date: 15/02/2017

Date of decision: 15/02/2017

Decided: 15/02/2017 - Policy and Resources Committee

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