Council Tax Support Scheme for working-age customers
Decision Maker: Executive Director of Finance, Assets and Regeneration - Paul Jones
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To approve the calculation of the council tax base for the 2024-25 financial year as set out in the attached appendices.
Reasons for the decision:
Each year the council is required to consider and approve its Local Council Tax Support Scheme for working-age customers. Council approved a scheme for 2024-25 on 11 December 203 an authorised the Executive Director for Finance, Assets and regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets to determine income levels in line with any increase in welfare benefits. These increases have now been confirmed by the Department for Work and Pensions.
Please see attached document – Income Bands in Council Tax Support Scheme 2024-25.
Alternative options considered:
None. The council is required to approve a Local Council Tax Support Scheme for working-age people.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
A consultation exercise was undertaken between 22 August 2023 and 2 October seeking views on whether the council should continue to ensure that the most vulnerable residents receive 100% support. Details of the consultation were provided.
Contact: Jayne Gilpin, Head of Revenues and Benefits.
Publication date: 02/02/2024
Date of decision: 02/02/2024