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Status:
Implemented
Business Item
Review of the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2021/22
Ref.
ES/0546
Is a Key Decision:
No
Decision Type:
Committee
Decision Maker:
Cabinet
Date of Decision
Tue 3 Nov 2020
Show on Forward Plan
No
Description
Report of the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Resources
Matter for Decision (to consider...)
That Cabinet recommend to Full Council that the Council retains the current Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2020/21 as the 8.5% benefit scheme, i.e. the maximum benefit to working age claimants is 91.5%.
Service Area
Financial Services, Corporate Performance & Risk Management
Service Area 2
Not Applicable
Contact for Background Papers:
None
Background Papers:
None
Is Decision District Wide
Yes
Decision Made
That it be recommended to Full Council that the Council retains the current Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2020/21 as the 8.5% benefit scheme, i.e. the maximum benefit to working age claimants is 91.5%.
Reason for Decision
The required annual review of the LCTRS has been completed and no changes are proposed.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
A more significant policy option would be to consider increasing the contribution rate to more than 8.5%. However, the possible increase in Council Tax collected for the Council resulting from this is considered to be less than the additional costs of recovery (additional staff, postage and enquires to customer services), including the inability to recover the debt in year by deduction from DWP benefits. In addition, not only is this not considered to be appropriate in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is also currently uncertainty as to whether these contributions might in any event be covered by extension of the Council Tax Hardship Fund.
Any Declarations of Interest Declared
None.
Any Dispensation Granted
None.

Decision Criteria

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Wards

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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Decision History

Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
 Page 1 of 5, items 1 to 10 of 43.
22/10/2020 14:16:33Matt MakinBusiness Item Created 
22/10/2020 14:16:33Matt MakinCommittee AddedCabinet
22/10/2020 14:16:33Matt MakinMeeting Added03/11/2020 6:30PM
22/10/2020 14:17:25Matt MakinWard AddedAldeburgh and Leiston
22/10/2020 14:17:25Matt MakinWard AddedBeccles and Worlingham
22/10/2020 14:17:25Matt MakinWard AddedBungay and Wainford
22/10/2020 14:17:25Matt MakinWard AddedCarlford and Fynn Valley
22/10/2020 14:17:25Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton and Whitton
22/10/2020 14:17:25Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton Colville
22/10/2020 14:17:25Matt MakinWard AddedDeben

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