Council Tax Support Scheme Review
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To present Members with the outcomes of a review of Council Tax support as requested at the August 2015 Executive.
Members are asked to consider the content of the report and approve the proposed strategy moving forward.
This item has been brought forward at the request of Council and will now be considered by the Executive at their meeting on 29 October.
Resolved: That the Executive approve:
(i) Option 3 to put the Council Tax Support Scheme out to a shortened consultation process to fit in with the 31 January 2016 deadline, in advance of the respective budget setting processes.
(ii) The following changes to the Council’s calendar of meetings, in order to allow a decision to be taken by Full Council on any changes to the Council Tax Scheme:
· Executive on17 December 2015 – bring forward to 15 December 2015
· Full Council on10 December 2015 - move to 17 December 2015
(iii) The detail of the scheme changes for consultation, to be developed by the Director of Customer & Business Support Services in consultation with the Portfolio Holders.
Reason: To ensure members are fully informed of the options and implications of decisions made in light of this review of the CTS.
Report author: David Walker
Publication date: 29/10/2015
Date of decision: 29/10/2015
Decided at meeting: 29/10/2015 - Executive
Effective from: 03/11/2015