Decision details

Local Council Tax Support Scheme (Consultation) 2024/25

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree consultation proposals for the local Council Tax Support scheme, 2024/25


That consultation on continuation of the current Council Tax Support scheme, including uprating in line with DWP’s annual update of allowances and premiums for 2024/25 be approved.

Reasons for the decision:

·       To continue to align the CTS scheme and uprating for working age customers with DWP provisions for Housing Benefit and the CTS scheme for pensioners.  This had been consistent each year since the introduction of the local scheme;

·       Additional analysis work as part of this year’s review added further emphasis to the need for a more fundamental scheme review, and work would being in the next few months with any resulting new scheme being implemented 2025/26).

Alternative options considered:

·       To do nothing – this would see the current scheme retained without uprating.


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation will follow with major precepting authorities and other interested stakeholders

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

Report author: Sharon Hammond

Publication date: 09/11/2023

Date of decision: 07/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 07/11/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/11/2023

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