To consider options for the local Council Tax Support scheme for 2022/23 (report of the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Strategies and Partnerships and the Assistant Director Finance enclosed).
Consideration was given to the report of the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Strategies, Partnerships and the Assistant Director Finance which considered options for the local Council Tax Support scheme for 2022/23.
That consultation be undertaken on the continuation of the current Council Tax Support scheme, including uprating in line with DWP’s annual update of allowances and premiums for housing benefit in 2022/23.
(Other options considered:
· Do nothing – retain the current scheme without uprating.
Reasons for decision:
· The recommendation would 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 Council Tax Support schemes.)