RESOLVED – That Full Council be recommended:
1. That the progress of the income banded Council Tax Reduction Scheme be noted.
2. That no changes are made to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2023/24 for the reasons stated in the report be approved.
3. That the Council seeks to provide support to those struggling on low incomes and with the ‘cost of living’ crisis through the establishment of a Community Support Fund and through the use of the Household Support Fund 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.