The Cabinet Member with the Resources Portfolio introduced the report of the Group Director of Operations (previously circulated) requesting that consideration be given to the draft Council Tax Support (CTS) Scheme (also previously circulated) for 2022/23.
The submitted report stated that the Council was required to set a Council Tax Support scheme each year and in doing so consider whether any changes should be made to the existing scheme and where changes were made, consider what transitional protection, if any, should be applied to anyone affected by those changes. It was reported that no significant changes were proposed to the existing scheme.
RESOLVED - That it be recommended to Council that the draft Council Tax Support Scheme for 2022/23, 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 2022/23 by 11 March 2022.
(b) The continued application of a reduced entitlement for working aged people is still appropriate, given the current financial position of the Council.