Decision details

Council Tax Support Scheme 2023/24 and Council Tax Support Fund

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Assembly

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet resolved to:


(i)  Agree to implement an additional one-off reduction of up to £25.00 for households in receipt of Council Tax Support and delegate authority to the Director of Support and Collections, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Growth and Core Services, to determine and implement a scheme for its delivery in line with the guidance issued by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities;


(ii)  Recommend the Assembly to:


(a)  Agree, in light of the positive response to the public consultation, to adopt Model 2, as detailed in the report, as the CTS Scheme for 2023/24, which would reduce the minimum payment from 25% to 15% of the individual Council Tax bill, as a way of supporting low-income residents during the cost-of-living crisis; and


(b)  Note that a fundamental review of the CTS scheme shall be undertaken in preparation for the determination of the CTS scheme for 2024/25, with a view to providing a more transparent and simple approach, with predictable levels of support, via a new banded scheme.

Publication date: 18/01/2023

Date of decision: 17/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 17/01/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 26/01/2023

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