Local Council Tax Support Scheme consultation 2018/19

Local Council Tax Support is a scheme to help people who are unemployed or have a low income pay their Council Tax.

From 1 April 2013, Council Tax Benefit was abolished and each council had to replace it with their own local scheme.

We review our scheme each year with the aim of keeping it affordable despite the funding we receive from central government reducing every year.

We have not amended our scheme to reflect this reduced funding and have not increased the contribution that claimants have to make towards their Council Tax bills.

We are considering making changes to our Local Council Tax Support Scheme from April 2019 and want to hear your views on the proposals.

The results of the consultation will be presented to a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet when a decision will be made as to whether we will make any changes to the scheme for 2019/20.

The consultation will close on 31 October 2018.