Decision details

Council Tax Reduction & Exceptional Hardship Scheme for 2024/25

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




Following consideration of the officer report, appendices and discussion, the Executive agreed:


a.  The Council Tax Reduction and Exceptional Hardship schemes set out in Appendices 4 and 5 of the report.


b.  Option 3 in relation to the income band thresholds used within Schedule 1 of the proposed Council Tax Reduction scheme i.e. uprating in line with the 6.7% rise in state benefits announced by Govt. in the November 2023 Autumn Statement.


c.  A full review of the Council Tax Reduction scheme during the 2024/25 financial year to identify options for a revised scheme in the 2025/26 financial year. (NB. The review and consultation exercise will require funding which is anticipated to be in the region of £60k).


ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report


REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

Publication date: 07/12/2023

Date of decision: 06/12/2023

Decided at meeting: 06/12/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 15/12/2023

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