Agenda item

Council Tax Support - Scheme Approval 2021/22

Report of the Managing Director and the Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services.


The Cabinet Member with the Resources Portfolio introduced the report of the Managing Director (previously circulated) requesting that consideration be given to the draft Council Tax Support (CTS) Scheme (also previously circulated) for 2021/22.


The submitted report stated that the Council was required to set a Council Tax Support scheme each year and that no changes were proposed to the existing scheme.


RESOLVED - That it be recommended to Council that the draft Council Tax Support Scheme for 2021/22, as appended to the submitted report, be approved and adopted, including:-


(a)    continuing to provide up to 100 per cent Council Tax Support for care leavers under the age of 25; and


(b)    continuing to provide up to 80 per cent Council Tax Support for all other working people. 


REASONS - (a)  The Council is required to publish a local Council Tax Support scheme for 2020/21 by 11 March 2021.


(b)  The Council Tax Support schemes since 2013 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.


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