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Business Item
East Suffolk Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) for 2022/23
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Date of Decision
Tue 4 Jan 2022
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Report of the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Resources
Matter for Decision (to consider...)
To review the 2021/22 Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) and consider options for the scheme for 2022/23.
Service Area
Financial Services, Corporate Performance & Risk Management
Service Area 2
Not Applicable
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Is Decision District Wide
Decision Made
That the Proposed East Suffolk Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) for 2022/23 attached as Appendix C of report ES/1001, incorporating the proposals outlined in this report, be recommended to Full Council.
Reason for Decision
These proposed changes are expected to streamline a customer journey; provide certainty and consistency of entitlement; reduced information requirements for customers; and enhance the use of DWP and HMRC data.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Each year the Council is required to review its Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS).  Anglia Revenues Partnership (ARP) carried out the annual review of the 2021 scheme and a range of options were considered by the Cabinet at its meeting on 7 September 2021. Cabinet approved that a consultation be undertaken on the following proposed amendments to the East Suffolk Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) for 2022/23:


- Reducing the capital threshold from £16,000 to £10,000 and abolishing tariff income.

- Introducing a fixed rate reduction of £7.40 for non-dependants.

- Further streamlining the claim process.

- Increasing the tolerance for Universal Credit data re-assessments from £65 per month to £100 per month

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Aldeburgh and Leiston; Beccles and Worlingham; Bungay and Wainford; Carlford and Fynn Valley; Carlton and Whitton; Carlton Colville; Deben; Eastern Felixstowe; Framlingham; Gunton and St Margarets; Halesworth and Blything; Harbour and Normanston; Kelsale and Yoxford; Kesgrave; Kessingland; Kirkley and Pakefield; Lothingland; Martlesham and Purdis Farm; Melton; Orwell and Villages; Oulton Broad; Rendlesham and Orford; Rushmere St Andrew; Saxmundham; Southwold; Western Felixstowe; Wickham Market; Woodbridge; Wrentham, Wangford and Westleton


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Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
 Page 1 of 5, items 1 to 10 of 42.
20/12/2021 15:27:40Matt MakinBusiness Item Created 
20/12/2021 15:27:40Matt MakinCommittee AddedCabinet
20/12/2021 15:27:40Matt MakinMeeting Added04/01/2022 6:30PM
20/12/2021 15:31:16Matt MakinWard AddedAldeburgh and Leiston
20/12/2021 15:31:16Matt MakinWard AddedBeccles and Worlingham
20/12/2021 15:31:16Matt MakinWard AddedBungay and Wainford
20/12/2021 15:31:16Matt MakinWard AddedCarlford and Fynn Valley
20/12/2021 15:31:16Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton and Whitton
20/12/2021 15:31:16Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton Colville
20/12/2021 15:31:16Matt MakinWard AddedDeben


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