Issue details

Approval of the Council Tax Support Scheme for 2018/19

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED (unanimous) to:


1.    Note the responses to the consultation on the Council Tax Support Scheme


2.    Note the continuation of the discretionary Council Tax Hardship Policy


3.    Recommend that Full Council agrees 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)    To keep the scheme mirroring the Housing Benefit scheme as much as possible, the following amendments are also proposed:

·         to limit the award of Council Tax Support based on a maximum of 2 children;

·         to provide protection to existing claims that already include more than 2 children;

·         to make provision for more than 2 children in the applicable amount where the child tax credit calculation includes additional children; and

·         to disregard earnings from part-time fire fighters and payments from the infected blood payment scheme.

c)    To amend appropriate rates in line with annual upratings

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/02/2018

Decision due: 26 Feb 2018 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Resources

Lead director: Executive Director Corporate Services

Department: Corporate Services

Contact: Marion Kelly, Interim Service Director Financial Service Email: Email:

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources


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