Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Each year the Council is required to review its Localised Council Tax Reduction Scheme (providing support towards the payment of Council Tax for those on low incomes) and to put in place a scheme for the next financial year prior to 11 March. This report will give an overview of the 2022/23 scheme and the current 2023/24 scheme and make recommendations for the approval of the 2024/25 scheme.
RESOLVED – That Full Council be recommended
1. That the progress of the income banded Council Tax Reduction Scheme be noted.
2. That no changes be made to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2024/25, except for a percentage increase to the income bands in line with the DWP annual percentage uprating increase be approved.
3. That the financial impacts to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council of a full range of Council Tax Reduction Schemes is fully costed be approved.
REASON FOR DECISION: To continue with the new system that has provided a simplified inbuilt claiming process covering a wide range of income ranges.
Report author: Zoe Kent
Publication date: 27/10/2023
Date of decision: 26/10/2023
Decided at meeting: 26/10/2023 - Cabinet