Decision details

Local Council Tax Support Scheme 2022/23

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree Local Council Tax Support scheme for 2022/23


1)    That the current Local Council Tax Support scheme, including uprating in line with DWP’s annual update of allowances and premiums for housing benefit for 2022/23, be continued;


2)    That a provision in the scheme be introduced for discretion to disregard national schemes introduced during a financial year in the calculation of Council Tax Support; and


3)    That delegation be given to the Deputy Chief Executive (Corporate Development) and S151 Officer, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Partnership and Commercialisation to approve the 2022/23 final scheme, in line with this report, and any administrative and minor changes.


Reasons for the decision:

To provide continuity for working age claimants, maintaining current levels of support

Alternative options considered:

No alternative options are proposed. Any other changes to the scheme would require consultation.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Conflict of Interest: None

Dispensation Granted: None

Contact: Sharon Hammond, Head of Revenues & Benefits Email:

Report author: Sharon Hammond

Publication date: 14/12/2021

Date of decision: 14/12/2021

Decided at meeting: 14/12/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/12/2021

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