Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2020

We are consulting on some changes to our current Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2020/21. We are consulting on the following: 

  1. To rename the Bands from A, B, C, D to 1, 2, 3, 4 to avoid confusion. 
  2. To amend the date of a change in circumstances from when it occurs. 
  3. To increase the values of the income bands by 3%, and then by the RPI percentage each year. 
  4. To increase non-dependant deductions to £3.00 in 2020/21 and then by £0.25 each year. 
  5. To simplify the assessment of self-employed income by using the National Minimum Wage 

You can read more information about this here: Council Tax Reduction summary 2020

More information about this can be found online here: Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2020-2021

Please give us your views on these proposals by completing the survey below before 15 December 2019. You can also email us at:

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