The Director of Resources submitted a Report updating Members on the introduction of the Government’s Council Tax Support Fund for 2023/24 and seeking approval of the Council’s Local Council Tax Support (LCTS) Scheme for 2023/24.
The Report noted that the Council are required to adopt a Local Council Tax Support Scheme each year as part of the budget setting process.
The report also set out suggestions on how the recently announced Council Tax Support Fund could be used.
The Council are not proposing any significant changes to their scheme for 2023/24 except for those that will keep it in line with the Housing Benefit Scheme and increase applicable amounts and premiums etc.
RESOLVED THAT COMMITTEE:
1. The Committee noted the £55,503 allocation from Government for the Council Tax Support Fund 2023/24 and approved the allocation of up to £45 to each household in receipt of Local Council Tax Support where liability is not nil.
2. ****To recommend to Full Council our Local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2023/24 with minor changes to keep it in line with the Housing Benefit Scheme and uprate applicable amounts and premiums etc ****