Decision details

Referral from Cabinet Overview Working Group - Local Council Tax Support Scheme Proposals 2017/18

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


RESOLVED that Cabinet recommended to Full Council that the following amendments to the 2017/18 Local Council Tax Support Scheme be approved:


A.   The 2017/18 Local Council Tax Support Scheme be amended as follows.


            (i)        Reduce the period for which a person can be absent from Great Britain and still receive Council Tax Support to 4 weeks.


          (ii)        Remove the element of Work Related Activity Component in the calculation of the current scheme for new Employment and Support Allowance applicants.


         (iii)        Remove entitlement to the Severe Disability Premium where another person is paid Universal Credit (Carers Element) to look after them.


B.   The proposal to remove the Family Premium in calculating an award of Local Council Tax Support is deferred for a further 12 months.


C.   The proposal to limit the number of dependent children within the calculation for Council Tax Support to a maximum of two is deferred for 12 months.

Publication date: 09/12/2016

Date of decision: 08/12/2016

Decided at meeting: 08/12/2016 - Cabinet

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