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Decision details

Council Tax Support Scheme Consultation - NOV17/CAB/57

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED (unanimous) to approve consultation on Peterborough’s Council Tax Support Scheme 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019 that contained the following local components:

 

a)    No change to the existing scheme reduction of 30% for all eligible working age claimants.

 

 

Reasons for the decision:

The council was statutorily required to approve a council tax support scheme by the 31 January 2018 having had regard for the council’s financial position and feedback from responses to the consultation. As part of this consultation, the council was consulting on a council tax discretionary hardship policy.

 

Alternative options considered:

The council was statutorily required to approve a local scheme by 31 January.  It had not chosen an alternative option, which would be to propose changes to the current 2017/18 local scheme.

 

Publication date: 20/11/2017

Date of decision: 20/11/2017