Decision details

Decision details

Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2018/19

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

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


CEB Dec 2017: To recommend that Full Council adopt a new Council Tax Reduction Scheme from 2018/19


Council Jan 2017: To adopt a new Council Tax Reduction Scheme from 2018/19


Councillor Tanner arrived for the start of this item.

Council considered a report from the Executive Director Organisational Development & Corporate Services to the City Executive Board on 20 December 2017 asking the Board to consider the feedback from the recent consultation on the proposed changes to the Local Council Tax Support Scheme and to agree the principles of the new scheme to be drawn up for approval by Council.

The full draft scheme was also available to Council.

Councillor Brown, Leader of the Council, presented the report and moved the recommendations which were adopted on being seconded and put to the vote.


Council resolved to:

adopt the Council Tax reduction scheme for 2018/19 comprising that in place as at 1 April 2017 with changes as set out in the options in the report to:

1.    Create an income band scheme for Universal Credit  customers

2.    Remove second adult reduction provision

3.    Limit backdating to one month

4.    Introduce a minimum income floor for self-employed claims

5.     Reduce period where someone can claim whilst abroad

6.    Remove family premium for new claims.

Report author: Paul Wilding

Publication date: 26/03/2018

Date of decision: 29/01/2018

Decided at meeting: 29/01/2018 - Council

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