Issue - meetings

Localised Council Tax Support

Meeting: 20/08/2012 - Executive (Item 24)

24 Localised Council Tax Support pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider a report of the Executive Councillor (Governance and Corporate Services)


From April 2013 the national Council Tax Benefit Scheme will be abolished and replaced with localised Council Tax Support arrangements. Funding for the scheme will be at least 10% lower than is currently provided. It is up to each local authority to establish its own local scheme and decide how to address the reduction in funding. The report will set out options for the local scheme.


Officer contact: Alison Blount, 0161 474 5107,



The Leader of the Council submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Executive Meeting to consider the impact of the abolition of the national Council Tax Benefit Scheme and its replacement with a localised Council Tax Support arrangement. Funding for the scheme would be at least 10% lower than the amount currently provided and each local authority must establish its own scheme and address the reduction in funding.


RESOLVED – That the issues surrounding the introduction of a local Council Tax Support Scheme be noted and that the Corporate Director for Corporate and Support Services, in conjunction with the relevant executive councillor, develop proposed Council Tax Support and Council Tax Discount schemes from a menu of measures as set out in the report to be considered at the extraordinary meeting of the Executive on 7 September 2012.