Report of the Managing Director.
The Managing Director submitted a report requesting approval of the Council Tax Support (CTS) scheme for 2019/20.
The submitted report stated that Councils are required to set a CTS scheme each year, and as part of that exercise they must consider whether any changes should be made to any existing scheme, and, where changes are made, consider what transitional protection, if any, should apply to anyone affected by those changes. The submitted report outlined the details of the proposed CTS scheme for 2019/20.
(a) That the CTS scheme for 2019/20, as appended at Appendix 1 of the submitted report, which is to:-
(i) Continue providing up to 100% CTS for care leavers under the age of 25; and
(ii) Continue providing up to 80% CTS for all other working aged people, be approved.
(a) The Council is required to publish a local CTS scheme for 2019/20 by 11 March 2019.
(b) The CTS schemes since 2013/14 have all been implemented successfully without any major challenges.
(c) The continued application of a reduced entitlement for working aged people is still appropriate, given the current financial position of the Council.