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Decision details


Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To ensure a Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme is approved by 11 March 2020 and in place by 1April 2020 avoiding the financial risks associated with the Government imposed default Scheme.



The Executive resolved as follows:


  1. To note the impact of the Scheme to date as set out in paragraphs 5.7 and 5.8 of the Executive report.


  1. To recommend Council to agree the Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2020/21 as set out in Appendix 2c, to the Executive report.


  1. To recommend to Council that the reduction applied to working age claimants remains the same as the 2019/20 Scheme agreed by Council on 30 January 2019 and that the main elements and method of calculating awards will be the same.


  1. To recommend that the Council agrees to continue to operate a Discretionary Discount Policy to be awarded in cases of exceptional hardship as set out at Appendix 2a, to the Executive report. 


  1. To note at this point in time the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government may still issue changes to the known position for the National Pensioner Scheme. Required changes would be incorporated into the final Scheme presented for adoption at Council on 12 February 2020.


Publication date: 21/01/2020

Date of decision: 20/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 20/01/2020 - Executive

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