Decision details

Discretionary Council Tax Discount - Police Special Constabulary

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


For Cabinet to consider whether to introduce a Council Tax discount for members of the Police Special Constabulary.




That the introduction of a 25% Council Tax Discount as a ‘class of case’ for members of the Police Special Constabulary, administered under the discretionary provisions of Section 13A (1) (c) Local Government Finance Act 1992, be approved.



Reasons for the decision:

Members of the Special Constabulary who reside in South Holland would benefit from a reduction in their Council Tax, in recognition of the service they provide in Lincolnshire and in turn providing an incentive for recruitment and retention

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing – do not progress with the introduction of a discount scheme for SC’s, the Local Council Tax Support (CTS) scheme already exists to provide support to low income/benefit households, and this scheme is accessible to all residents with a Council Tax liability, including SC’s.


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: 18/02/2021

Date of decision: 16/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 16/02/2021 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 26/02/2021

Call-in deadline date: 25/02/2021

Current call-in Count: 0

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