Issue details

Council Tax Support Scheme 2017/2018

Cabinet considered the report and:


1.    Considered the consultation on the council tax support scheme;


2.    Noted the continuation of the discretionary council tax hardship policy; and


3.    Recommended to the meeting of Council on 25 January 2017 a Local Council Tax Support scheme for Peterborough that contains the following local components:

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

b)    Aligns the Council Tax Support Scheme to Housing Benefit rules making it less complicated for claimants.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/10/2016

Decision due: 16 Jan 2017 by Cabinet

Lead director: John Harrison

Department: Corporate Services

Contact: Steven Pilsworth, Service Director Financial Services Email:, 01733 384564 Email: Tel: 01733 384564.

Consultation process

Relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment & Resources



  • It is not anticipated that there will be any documents other than the report and relevant appendices to be published.