Decision details

Decision details

Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2016-2017

Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider whether the Council, should amend its Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2015/16.


The Executive Director of Organisational Development and Corporate Services submitted a report (previously circulated, now appended) which detailed recommendations for the operation of the Council’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme in 2016-2017.


Councillor Brown, Executive Board Member for Customer Services and Corporate Services presented the report.


In response to questions from the Board regarding future cost projections the Revenue and Benefits Programme Manager said that any future increase in expenditure under the scheme would be directly proportional to the reduction in overall grant funding. The Head of Financial Services advised the Board that it would be prudent to assume that the Revenue Support Grant could reduce to zero by 2017-18 and that this would have a significant impact on the future cost of the scheme.


The City Executive Board resolved to:


1.         Approve the existing Council Tax Reduction Scheme for use in 2016-2017.

Report author: Paul Wilding

Publication date: 14/09/2015

Date of decision: 10/09/2015

Decided at meeting: 10/09/2015 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Effective from: 17/09/2015

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