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Changes to Council Tax Reduction Scheme

Published Thursday 20 August, 2020
Last updated on Friday 18 September, 2020

Our Council Tax Reduction Scheme - also known as Council Tax Support Scheme for 2020/21 was approved on 26 February 2020 and came into effect from 1 April 2020.

The following changes were made to the scheme.

1 – Increase the maximum amount of support from 75% to 80%.

2 - Reducing the standard level of non-dependant deduction from £15 to £10 for non-dependants who work more than 16 hours per week

3 – Disregarding child maintenance paid to a claimant or partner in the calculation of CTS.

4 – Disregarding child benefit paid to a claimant or partner in the calculation of CTS.

5 - Applying a fixed income period to working age claims for CTS to avoid multiple changes.

6 – Applying a tolerance to Universal Credit claims for Council Tax Support to avoid multiple changes.