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Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2016/2017

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 abolished Council Tax Benefit (CTB), billing authorities were required to adopt a new local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS) by 31st January 2013 to take effect from 1st April 2013, and the Council formally adopted the 2013-14 Scheme at full Council on 23 January 2013.


The legislation requires that billing authorities formally adopt the Scheme on an annual basis.


This report outlines the proposed 2016-17 local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS) which will apply to working age claimants and the options available to the Council.


The report highlights any changes to the CTRS Scheme which accommodate wider welfare benefit changes made by Central Government.


It is also proposed that the discretionary hardship fund should continue to be made available through the Discretionary Discount Policy.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/08/2015

Decision due: 7 Dec 2015 by Executive

Decision due: 20 Jan 2016 by Council


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