Issue details

Discretionary Council Tax Support Fund Policy

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/03/2023

Anticipated restriction: Public  -

Decision due: Between 30 Mar 2023 and 30 Apr 2023 by Cabinet Member Signing

The Government, through the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) has announced a discretionaty element to the Council Tax Support Fund. The government expects local authorities to use this to reduce bills for current working age and pension age Local Council Tax Support (LCTS) claimants by up to £25. Councils can use their remaining allocation to support vulnerable households with council tax bills. The funding is for the 2023-24 financial year. Council Tax Support Fund guidance published 23 December 2022 outlines the principles for use of the fund. DELUHC asks Councils to consider using a proportion of their allocation to help economically vulnerable households with council tax bills, and revisit their discretionary approach at intervals during the financial year, to ensure expenditure for 2023-24 remains within allocation.

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Resident Services &Tackling Inequality

Lead director: Assistant Director for Corporate and Customer Services

Contact: Director of Culture, Strategy, and Engagement.

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