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Proposals to amend the Council Tax Reduction Scheme (Post Consultation) 2020

Following consultation on proposals to amend the Council Tax Reduction scheme, the initial proposals have been replaced with a simple solution that should better accommodate minor changes in a household's income and therefore reduce the number of times a council tax account is recalculated. The approach should reduce administrative costs and offer a greater degree of financial certainty especially for working age households without significant impact on the level of Council Tax Reduction they currently receive.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/10/2019

Decision due: 19 Nov 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Simon Jacobs, Cabinet Member for Finance and Procurement simon.jacobs@wiltshire.gov.uk

Lead director: Deborah Hindson

Department: Finance and Procurement

Contact: Ian P Brown, Head of Revenues and Benefits Email: ianp.brown@wiltshire.gov.uk Tel: 01225 716701.

Consultation process

The Council is obliged to consult on any proposal to alter the Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

Consultees

Wiltshire Citizens Advice, Dorset and Wiltshire
Fire Authority, Wiltshire Police, Town and Parish Councils, staff, customers and other stakeholders

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Documents

  • Proposals to amend the Council Tax Reduction Scheme (Post Consultation) 2020  

 

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