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Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2022-2023

Meeting: 24/11/2021 - Policy and Resources Committee (Item 116)

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The Head of Revenues and Benefits Shared Service introduced the report and stated that, if agreed by the Committee and Council, the implementation date would be the 1 April 2022.


The current Council Tax Reduction Scheme had been implemented in 2021, and was a new scheme based on five wide income bands. The contributing factors to the scheme’s change were outlined and positive feedback had since been received from the Council’s Customer Services Team and the Citizens Advice Bureau. Due to the feedback received and the current scheme having only been implemented in 2021, it was recommended that no changes were made in preparation for the 2022-23 financial year.


In response to questions, the Head of Revenues and Benefits Shared Service confirmed that the income bands were based on monthly net income and that several ‘roadshows’ would be taking place across the borough to increase awareness of the scheme.


The Committee expressed support for the scheme proposed.




1.  The progress of the inaugural year of the income banded Council Tax Reduction Scheme, be noted; and


2.  Full Council be recommended that no changes are made to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2022-2023, for the reasons outlined in the report.


Note: Councillor Blackmore joined the meeting at 7.08 p.m. and abstained from voting on the item.