Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
1.1. Recommends to Council the following changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme:
1.1.1 Remove the application of the minimum income floor to households where the claimant or partner are disabled
1.1.2 Change the rate at which the income bands are increased annually from the level of CPI 10.1% to the amount Council Tax is increased for that year which could be up to 15% cap.
1.1.3 Introduce non-dependent deductions (NDD) to disabled not working households, except where the non-dependent is in receipt of Employment Support Allowance or Limited Capability to Work, or in receipt of carers allowance for the claimant or partner.
1.2. To agree The Councils Council Tax Support Scheme is amended as set out above, from 1 April 2023
Publication date: 06/03/2023
Date of decision: 22/02/2023
Decided at meeting: 22/02/2023 - Cabinet