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Care Leavers - Council Tax Discount

Meeting: 29/05/2018 - Cabinet (Item 7)

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To consider provision of a discretionary Council Tax discount to support care leavers in the district (report of the Portfolio Holder for Finance and the Executive Director Commercialisation (Section 151 Officer) enclosed).

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Portfolio Holder for Finance and the Executive Director – Commercialisation (Section 151 Officer), which asked members to consider provision of a discretionary Council Tax discount to support care leavers in the district.

 

The criteria for the proposed discount was set out in paragraph 4.1 of the report.

 

DECISION:

 

That a class of local discretionary Council Tax discount of up to 100% for care leavers aged 18 – 21 years be approved, to be administered under the provisions of Section 13A(1)(c) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

 

(Other options considered;

·         Administration by a simple application process, co-ordinated between the Council Tax team, the applicant and Barnado’s Leaving Care Service.  As set out in Option 1, but with variation on period or amount of discount; or

·         Do nothing;

Reasons for decision:

·         To demonstrate South Holland District Council’s support for developing a culture of corporate parenting across all parts of the local authority.)