Decision details

Local Council Tax Support Scheme (Consultation) 23/24

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider options for the local Council Tax Support scheme for 2023/24


1)    That the following be approved for consultation:

  • Continuation of the current core principles of the Council Tax Support scheme, including uprating in line with DWP’s annual update of allowances and premiums for 2023/24, and


2)    That the consultation process be used to seek views on increasing the maximum amount of Council Tax Support.

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 has been consistent each year since the introduction of the local scheme.

·         Seeking views on increasing the level of support for working age customers is timely given the current economic climate.

Alternative options considered:

·      Do nothing – this would see the current scheme retained, uprated in line with an earlier decision of Council.


Contact: Sharon Hammond, Head of Revenues & Benefits Email:, Bob Wagstaff, Revenue and Benefits Operations Manager Email:

Report author: Sharon Hammond

Publication date: 16/11/2022

Date of decision: 15/11/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/11/2022

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